NK Police Log: A 'Deserving' DUI?

The following information was supplied by the North Kingstown Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Man Allegedly Tells Police He 'Deserved' DUI Charge

Alex Tente Duffy, 21, of 58 Dawn Marie Ct. in North Kingstown was arrested Feb. 18 at 2:34 .m. on charges of driving under the influence.

After finding a lone tire and hubcap in the middle of Tower Hill Road, police found Toyota Corolla in the Dave’s Marketplace parking lot that was missing a rear passenger side tire. According to police, the driver (Tente) told police he was driving home from Gillian’s Ale House but pulled over because he “felt weird.” Due to the fact that Tente appeared to be under the influence, and that his car was missing a tire, police asked Tente to perform a field sobriety test.

After allegedly failing the test, Tente took a preliminary breath test, during which his blood alcohol content measured at .240. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and taken to the North Kingstown Police Department. There Tente’s blood alcohol content measured at .245, .216 and .240. (A third breath test was needed after Tente allegedly put his hand over the mouthpiece and stopped blowing during the second test.)

After his breath tests, officers informed Tente he was being charged with a DUI, to which he allegedly replied, “I deserved it.”


Other Arrests...

Jose Donald Defaria, 23, of 13 Union Drive, Apt. 108 in North Kingstown was arrested Feb. 19 at 10:10 p.m. following a bench warrant for his arrest after he failed to appear in court to face charges of domestic assault.

Aaron James Brew, 28, of 498 Greenhaven Rd. in Pawcatuck was arrested Feb. 20 at 4:26 a.m. following a bench warrant for his arrest after he failed to appear in court to face charges of domestic vandalism and disorderly conduct.


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KSeaSea February 25, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Please, please tell me--why in the name of ******* is gillian's owner and bar tender allowed to continue in business!! Time and time again, the DUI's that are posted are traced back to a night at the bar at gillian's..Does not the owner and bar tender have any liability in these situations? Do we have to wait for one of these Neanderthals' to hit and kill someone first?
Alicarn February 25, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Profits over everything else, including human lives.
Politics Sheriff of NK February 25, 2013 at 04:07 PM
I agree. Maybe it will take a death/serious injury and a lawsuit to shut that problem down. But then it will be too late, wont it.
JR February 25, 2013 at 05:38 PM
It's his fault for getting behind the wheel... His responsibility.... He could have went to any other bar in NK, EG or Prov and drove home...
Nkisok February 25, 2013 at 08:48 PM
You can't blame the bar or package store any more than you'd blame the convenience store for selling cigarettes that caused your lung cancer. People make their own choices.
NK Reins February 25, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Blaming the bar and it's owner for getting him drunk and driving his drunk self home is like blaming MCDonald's for making you fat. Duh!
kingj February 25, 2013 at 11:55 PM
I blame the tire, if it had been properly attached to the car by the manufacturer, the weird feeling of not having a tire clearly would never have occurred, I will be filing a complaint with michelin immediately, enough is enough
KSeaSea February 26, 2013 at 01:23 AM
Da, pretty much identifies your understanding of the problem! Based on a few of the responses submitted to my original comment above somewhat solidifies my understanding of the "audience" to this site. Just watch yourself as you drive past Gillian's next time. Then again, maybe you are already at the bar!
Mike February 26, 2013 at 02:39 PM
Blame the bar....Blame the gun...blame everything and everyone except the person who is actually responsible. There is NO personal responsibility these days and no accountability, just scape-goats.
Homie K March 04, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Of course the person driving is responsible. Hello - so is the bartender. There is a reason you need a license to serve liquor - that comes with responsibility and accounability in operating that business. If a liquor store sells to someone underage and they in turn kill someone in a drunk driving accident, only the teen driving is responsilble? Completely agree that when you read almost weekly about some type of problem with someone leaving Gillian's that they clearly are not upholding their responsibility as a regulated business.


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