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Wrong-Way Driver, Warwick Woman, Faces DUI Charge

RI Trooper Log arrests. The Rhode Island State Police are stationed in several barracks
RI Trooper Log arrests. The Rhode Island State Police are stationed in several barracks
[Warwick Post photo] Rhode Island State Police
PAWTUCKET — RI State Police report their arrest of a Warwick woman for drunk driving after her car crashed into another vehicle while headed the wrong way on I-95 North in Pawtucket Tuesday night.
At 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, Troopers from the Lincoln Woods barracks responded to a car crash on Rte. 95 in Pawtucket after receiving calls of a driver operating south on Rte 95 in the north travel lanes near the Lonsdale Avenue exit.
Troopers arrested the alleged wrong-way operator, Sonia Barrera, 23, of 69 Symonds Ave., Warwick, Rhode Island and charged her with Driving to Endanger Resulting in Personal Injury,Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs and Reckless Operation.
The motorist who was struck by Barrera’s vehicle was identified as a 53-year-old South Attleboro, Massachusetts man, who was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Barrera was taken into custody, held overnight and arraigned this morning in District Court.
Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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