Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal Sustains Refusal and Reckless Charges against RI Motorist involved in Crash with Pawtucket Police Cruiser
An appellate Panel of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Traffic Tribunal sustained a Breathalyzer refusal charge of a RI man. The man was charged with Breathalyzer refusal, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and violation of other ordinances. The trial judge made findings that this was a “road rage” incident which lead to a motor vehicle crash in Pawtucket with a police cruiser. The trial justice suspended the alleged scofflaws’ license for 8 months.
The alleged drunk driver was previously pinched for drunk driving as well as numerous moving violations as a result of the accident in Pawtucket, RI.
The motorist collided with a police cruiser in downtown Pawtucket. The off duty copy was on his way back to the station. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured or killed as a result of this accident.
The DUI and Criminal Charges were previously dismissed by the Rhode Island District Court.” Projo “Wozny claimed that Lynch was driving recklessly, swerved and braked in front of his car. Lynch accused the police officer of following him too closely.” Projo http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140424-traffic-tribunal-appeals-panel-upholds-charges-against-jarred-lynch.ece
RI Drunk Driving DUI Statute: § 31-27-2 Driving under influence of liquor or drugs. – (a) Whoever drives or otherwise operates any vehicle in the state while under the influence of any intoxicating liquor, drugs, toluene, or any controlled substance as defined in chapter 28 of title 21, or any combination of these, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor except as provided in subdivision (d)(3) and shall be punished as provided in subsection (d) of this section. ” http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/statutes/title31/31-27/31-27-2.HTM
“On average, one in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Traffic Stop and You: Improving Communications between Citizens and Law Enforcement. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, March 2001, DOT HS 809 212″ http://www.madd.org/drunk-driving/about/drunk-driving-statistics.html#sthash.SuUcr1Ml.dpuf” http://www.madd.org/drunk-driving/about/drunk-driving-statistics.html
Previously, the state dropped charges of criminal drunk and reckless driving driving against the motorist.
Pedestrian Stuck by Semi Truck in North Providence
In a tragic case, A pedestrian was recently killed by a 18 wheeler / Tractor Trailer in North Providence, Rhode Island
“It’s an unfortunate incident, but he had no time to react,” said Wall, “He was very shaken up at the scene after striking the pedestrian.” WPRI
“The crash happened at about 1:20 p.m. in the southbound lanes near Branch Avenue in North Providence. State police said it appears 28-year-old David Salois, of Burrillville, parked a van in the breakdown lane and walked into traffic.” http://www.turnto10.com/story/25144272/person-struck-by-tractor-trailer-on-146
Stonington Connecticut Hit and Run Fatal Car Crash
“A 51-year-old man who was struck by a car early Friday morning in a hit-and-run accident has died of his injuries, police said.” http://www.theday.com/article/20140425/NWS04/140429759/-1/NWS
“The unidentified man was taken by Life Star helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.”
Deadly Mansfield Massachusetts Accident
There was a deadly accident in Mansfield MA. there was on fatality and another man was seriously injured on Route 140. The victims were taken to different hospitals. one victim was transported to a hospital in Attleboro and the other to a RI hospital. http://www.thesunchronicle.com/devices/breaking_news/two-hurt-in-
Article by East Providence Car Accident lawyer and RI Personal Injury Attorney, David Slepkow 401-437-1100
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