Police form RI DUI Task Force to detect impaired drivers starting Sept. 4

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Starting tomorrow, area law enforcement officers will partner with neighboring police agencies from throughout Rhode Island to form an RI DUI Task Force to detect and arrest impaired drivers from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The RI DUI Task Force will be comprised of members from the majority of the 39 local police departments, as well as Rhode Island State Police, in addition to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation/Office of Highway Safety and the RI Attorney General’s Office.

A press conference will be held in the Community Room at Warwick Police Headquarters tomorrow at 10 a.m. The speaking program will include Colonel Stephen McCartney, chief of the Warwick Police Department, as well as members of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation/Office of Highway Safety, AAA, and a personal story of a DUI crash victim.

Working together, police hope to make the roadways in Rhode Island safe and enjoyable for all traveling. Any questions regarding this deployment or inquiries concerning future deployments and or enforcement efforts may be directed to Detective Don Barrington, North Kingstown Police, at 626-2859 or Sergeant Earl Read, Warwick Police, at 468-4293.

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