OMG PD: Drinking Stories With The 5-0, Flames on the Fourth
Check out some of the most noteworthy crime stories throughout the region.
Driver completes 64-second keg stand, boasts to police
A University of Rhode Island student was charged with Driving Under the Influence after police pulled him over on June 27 and his passenger reportedly blurted out that he completed a 64-second keg stand earlier that night but that he "only had a few."
According to reports, police allegedly witnessed the 20-year-old driver run over a curb in a police department lot and drive through a red light before an officer eventually caught up to him.
Police asked the student to submit to field sobriety tests, which they said he failed. He was arrested and charged with drunken driving. A passenger in the car was unable to drive it from the scene, so the car was towed.
Pyrotechnic wizards celebrate America's birthday:
Cranston police and fire departments had their hands full on the Fourth of July. Within a 10-minute timeframe, rescue crews quelled two pyrotechnic blunders. One set of fireworks started a deck fire in one section of the city; a woman was charged with possessing illegal fireworks worth about $400. The second started after an aerial tube tipped over and was shot across a yard into a neighbor's basement. The neighbors who shot the fireworks attempted to put out the blaze with a garden hose.
Woman injured ankle while protesting traffic jam jumpers
A North Attleboro woman was arrested June 29 on charges of disorderly conduct after she allegedly sat on the hood of a car to obstruct a BMW attempting to bypass a traffic jam in the breakdown lane.
The incident began after traffic was backed up on Route 1 near the Paul Masse dealership where the South Kingstown Fire Department was working on a structure fire. According to reports, two men in a BMW tried to pass the woman and her driver (driving a Volkswagen) by using the breakdown lane. Upon seeing this, the driver allegedly moved to block their advance. The BMW, however, was able to get around the Volkswagen – allegedly displaying their middle fingers to Loring and her driver.
According to reports, woman got out of the car and sat on the hood of the BMW until her car could move around them. During the incident, she injured her ankle and was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct for intentionally obstructing a highway.