Four Arrests In Under Five Hours For Suspected Impaired Driving In R.I.

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Rhode Island State Police charged four motorists with suspected impaired driving during a five-hour period on Friday night.

According to RISP, at around 10 p.m Friday Troopers arrested a 50-year-old New York man for allegedly driving under the influence on Block Island.

By 10:15 p.m., officers had arrested a Connecticut man for allegedly driving under the influence, following an investigation into a crash in Johnston, R.I.

Shortly before 11 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was arrested in Lincoln with two children in her car. She was allegedly driving with no lights, and had a blood-alcohol content level more than three times the legal limit. The two young children  were released into the custody of their father, and the Department of Children Youth & Families is investigating.

At 2:20 a.m. Saturday, police arrested a 30-year-old man from Providence and charged him with driving under the influence along Route 95 in Providence.

RISP said it has recently significantly increased impaired driving enforcement with the addition of the Traffic Safety Unit, and Troopers have been assisting officers from the New Shoreham Police Department with strict traffic enforcement on Block Island. 

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