At 1:07 a.m., Nov. 5, Warwick Police were “conducting a DUI RIPTIDE” detail in a marked police cruiser, driving northbound on Bald Hill Road, when officers observed a …
At 1:07 a.m., Nov. 5, Warwick Police were “conducting a DUI RIPTIDE” detail in a marked police cruiser, driving northbound on Bald Hill Road, when officers observed a silver Mitsubishi Outlander allegedly traveling north at 66 MPH in a 35 MPH zone.
Police allege the vehicle also crossed over the double yellow line twice, so they initiated a traffic stop at 1010 Bald Hill Road.
According to an arrest report written by Warwick Police Officer Sara L. Goes, the vehicle came to a stop in the middle of Bald Hill Road, instead of pulling over to the side of the roadway.
Police identified the driver as Courtney E. Pennick, of 150 Brookside Ave., Apt. 3, West Warwick.
“While I was speaking … with Pennick, I observed her to have bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and a moderate odor of alcohol emanating from her breath,” Goes wrote.
The driver allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol earlier in the night while out with friends in Boston.
“Pennick refused to give me any further specifics on what she drank and how much alcohol she drank,” Goes wrote.
Police asked Pennick to consent to a series of standardized field sobriety tests. She consented. Following the tests, Pennick was arrested “under suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs.”
She was searched, handcuffed, placed in the rear of a cruiser and transported to Warwick Police Headquarters. She was asked to consent to a chemical test, but refused.
Pennick was charged with DUI of Liquor (BAC unknown, first offense) and issued citations for Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (first offense), Speeding (11+ MPH in excess of posted speed limit, first offense), and Laned Roadway violations.
Around 10:55 a.m., Oct. 31, Warwick Police Officer Evan E. Johnston responded to a Post Road address to investigate the report of a rim and tire theft.
Upon arrival, Johnston spoke to the manager of the business at 1370 Post Road. The manager told police that between 8 p.m., Oct. 27 and 7 a.m., Oct. 28, a rim and tire were stolen off a silver 2020 Nissan Altima and the car was placed on a cinder block.
Police estimated the value of the rim and tire at $950. The case was forwarded to District 1 Detectives.
RISP make 12 DWI arrests over holiday weekend
During the course of Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend, the Rhode Island State Police (RISP) report that 12 drivers were arrested for Driving Under the Influence, according to a press release. State Troopers also investigated 82 motor vehicle crashes and issued 598 citations for various traffic violations.
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