NK Man Charged With 3rd DWI; Machete Confiscated

South Kingstown police charge Michael P. Bood, 26, with drunken driving, third offense, and a machete is confiscated from his car as well.

Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Michael P. Bood, 26, of 73 Windward Walk, North Kingstown, was arrested at about 2:33 a.m. on Oct. 31 and charged with:

  • Drunken driving, third offense, a felony
  • Felony drug possession
  • Assault
  • Resisting arrest
  • Driving in possession of a controlled substance
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Refusing to submit to a chemical test, a citation

According to police, they received a report of a Mercury Mountaineer parked on the side of Tuckertown Road, with the driver passed out behind the wheel.

Police said that when they arrived on the scene, they met with the calling party, who handed police the keys to the vehicle. He told police that the man behind the wheel – Bood – was “sloshed,” so he took the keys so he wouldn’t be able to drive.

According to police, a check of the vehicle’s registration revealed that Bood had been flagged in the system because of previous arrests. Police said during a previous car stop, a gun had been found in Bood’s car, and as a result, the calling party was told to leave the scene for safety reasons.

Police said the hood of Bood’s vehicle was warm to the touch, and when they knocked on the window, he snapped awake. Police said when they asked Bood basic questions, he refused to answer, and instead said, “Do YOU have a license, what’s YOUR name?”

According to police, when Bood stepped out of the car, his pants fell down because they were unbuttoned, and his belt was also undone. Police noted that Bood was shirtless, and also smelled strongly of alcohol.

Police said that Bood refused to submit to field sobriety tests, and instead swore at police and kept addressing one officer via a racial slur. Police arrested him right after he allegedly spit on one officer’s boots and told them, “**** you.”

According to police, Bood fought and resisted arrest, and had to be shoved into a squad car as a result. Police said he then spit repeatedly on the windows and divider of the car.

Police said an inventory of Bood’s car revealed a smoking pipe, eight marijuana cigarettes, a pair of handcuffs and a machete. These items were confiscated as a result.

According to police, throughout booking Bood was combative and uncooperative. He repeatedly accused one officer of smiling, and said, “Why are you laughing at me?” and “I’ll ****ing kill you.”

Police noted that Bood refused to cooperate during booking, which was taken as a refusal to submit to a chemical test. He was held for arraignment at Fourth Division District Court on the morning of Oct. 31.

He did not make bail and was transferred to the ACI – A status conference is scheduled for Nov. 7, and felony screening is scheduled for Dec. 11. According to online records, Bood has several past and pending charges:

  • In June 2011, he pleaded no contest to North Kingstown police charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was ordered to serve a year of probation and a year-long suspended sentence.
  • In April 2011, he pleaded no contest to a Warwick police charge of drunken driving second offense. He was ordered to serve 20 months at the ACI, to pay a fine and to surrender his license for a year.
  • In January 2010, he pleaded no contest to a South Kingstown police felony charge of carrying a pistol while under the influence, and a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving second offense. He was ordered to pay a fine, to serve 30 days at the ACI and two years probation, to complete 50 hours of community service, and to surrender his license for a year and his firearm.
  • In January 2006, he pleaded no contest to a North Kingstown police charge of possession of marijuana. He was ordered to serve a year of probation, to complete 10 hours of community service and to make a donation to the VCIF.
  • In October 2005, he pleaded no contest to Narragansett police charges of drunken driving and possession of marijuana. He was ordered to pay a fine, to complete 10 hours of community service and to surrender his license for three months.
Wendy Rodger November 02, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Clearly this boy has some serious issues.. What a record! All by the age of 26. A long stint in jail is what he needs. At least he will be off the roads!
ANGEL FISH November 02, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Three strikes, you're out?? How many times will this guy get off (and many others like him) before he kills someone?
Politics Sheriff of NK November 02, 2012 at 03:00 PM
They will throw the book at him. SERIOUS probation, and hard time in counseling is what this crook just bought! Might even pick up 10-20 hours in community service. He wont be able to spit on another cop for at least a month! Dont mess around in RI!
SRstreak November 02, 2012 at 06:19 PM
What a waste. Lock him up for 10 years. I promise no one would miss him. I know I wouldn't.
P. Hunter November 02, 2012 at 11:40 PM
What is it going to take to get these drunks off the road so we can feel safe again? Maybe we should bring back random police road blocks and have every driver checked for license, insurance and sobriety!


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