106 Crashes Over Thanksgiving Weekend Says RI State Police

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

 

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106 crashes over Thanksgiving weekend says RI State Police

The Rhode Island State Police responded to 106 crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday and a total 1,093 calls.

According to RI State Police, none of the crashes resulted in death or serious injury.

In addition, four people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“Rhode Islanders clearly heard and heeded the warnings not to drink and drive, which helped keep our roadways safe. Our troopers will remain vigilant in enforcing all motor vehicle laws, especially when it comes to keeping impaired drivers off the roads during the upcoming holidays,” said Colonel Ann Assumpico.

Assumpico added that RI State Police issued 692 citations and warnings for a variety of motor vehicle violations, including 271 for speeding; 86 for seatbelt/child restraint violations and 17 for distracted driving (10 violations of the hands-free law; 4 texting while driving; and 3 cell phone use by minors).

The four arrested for driving under the influence were:

Albert Danti, age 30, of 9 Maple Avenue, Johnston, was arrested at approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday after troopers spotted him allegedly speeding and operating erratically on Interstate 295 and Route 6 in Johnston, where he was stopped. He was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs, B.A.C. unknown, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. He also was cited for speeding; laned roadway violations; failure to maintain reasonable and prudent speeds; interior lights to be operated during a police stop; no seatbelt - operator; and care in starting from stop.

James Stilson, age 25, of 480 South County Trail, Exeter, was arrested at approximately 2 a.m. Thursday after his car went off the road and crashed on Route 4, near the ramp to South County Trail, in East Greenwich. He was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs, first offense, B.A.C of .10-.15 (Phase I: .132 / Phase II: .136). He also was cited for failure to maintain reasonable and prudent speeds; laned roadway violations; use of breakdown lane for travel; and duty in accident resulting in damage to highway.

Jason Parks, age 39, of 65 Ingalls St., Warwick, was arrested at approximately 1:45 a.m. Thursday after a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 95 in Pawtucket. He was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs, B.A.C of .10-.15 (Phase I: .113 / Phase II: .118). He also was cited for laned roadway violations.

Julio Tejeda, age 39, of 404 Wellington Ave., Cranston, was arrested at approximately 12:50 p.m. Saturday after a motor vehicle stop on Elmwood Avenue in Providence. He was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs, B.A.C. unknown, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. He also was cited for failure to maintain reasonable and prudent speeds and laned roadway violations.

 
 

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