NK Police Log: Woman Allegedly Chugs Wine Prior to Breath Test

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

Central Falls Man Charged With Domestic Assault

Louis Antonio Lopez, 26, of 39 Darling Street in Central Falls was arrested April 7 at 4:35 p.m. on charges of domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct.

Lopez allegedly assaulted a 24-year-old woman at her apartment on Union Drive in North Kingstown. When police arrived at the apartment complex, the victim was in the hallway holding her 4-year-old daughter and crying. Police found Lopez leaving the apartment and, according to reports, Lopez became immediately defensive and said, “I didn’t do anything wrong!”

According to the victim, Lopez began throwing items around the apartment. When she tried to pick up the mess with a broom, Lopez allegedly grabbed her and threw her up against a wall, causing her to hit her head. The woman allegedly hit Lopez with the broom, which cut his hand. At that point, the woman began texting her friend, who then contacted police.

Though Lopez told police he never touched the woman, police found two bloody fingerprints on her right arm which, according to the victim, was from when he grab threw her against the wall.

NK Woman Hits Man, Obstructs Breath Test 

Michelle Lee Canfield, 41, of 6101 Post Rd., Apt. 15 in North Kingstown was arrested April 5 at 6 p.m. on charges of drunken driving, obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct as well as cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Canfield allegedly hit a man with whom she had been romantically involved after he allegedly put his arm in her car, preventing her from driving off. According to reports, Canfield continued driving but returned to the scene when she realized the man was injured.

When police arrived, the man was on the ground with a back and foot injury while Canfield stood nearby and refused to talk to police. Once officers were able to start talking to her, they allegedly noticed that her breath smelled of alcohol. In her car, police allegedly found a cup with a liquid inside that smelled of alcohol. According to Canfield, it wasn’t alcohol but soda, Herbalife drink mix or milk.

After Canfield allegedly failed her field sobriety test, an officer requested a preliminary breath test. While waiting for the test at Canfield’s residence, she allegedly picked up a glass of wine and began chugging it. She told the officer, “I’m not going anywhere and I wanted a drink.”

When she was told she was under arrest for suspicion of drunken driving, Canfield allegedly began to yell loudly and disturbed several neighbors. As a result, she was charged with disorderly conduct as well as obstructing an officer after she chugged her wine – rendering the preliminary breath test useless.  


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Bowiefan April 12, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Seems a real bunch of low lifes have moved into this town in the last 10 yrs ... gee, isn't NK lucky! Seems the local paper & Patch full every week w/ incidents & reported by our NKPD & RISP .... violent fights, domestic violence, restraining orders & probabions violated, drug possession & dealing, drunken incidents, recently prostitution out of Crossroads, molesters moving into the area, regular shoplifiting at Kohls & other Gateway stores, disciplinary troubles at the schools... where does it end. When NK is like every other inner city? Where have we gone wrong in this town, our schools used to be places of learning and safety, now many resources devoted to more & more kids w/ serious problems. Seems like NK has become the social services mecca of RI. Just sayin....
Andrew J. Hammond April 13, 2013 at 02:36 AM
Booze is bad !
Pop April 14, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Ya think?
Politics Sheriff of NK April 14, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Trust me there have always been drunks and losers and druggies. In the 1970's we couldn't even drive through Yorktown Manor. As to arrests, even Liz Dolan was arrested in 2007 for domestic assault, reaching for knives, alcohol related, and she is on the town council! So yes it can happen to anyone anytime and in any community. But NK is a LOW CRIME community generally. Even Liz Dolan has not re-offended to my knowledge, (although I wouldn't go starting an argument with her or anything.) ;)
Dave April 18, 2013 at 01:01 PM
You make an interesting point, Bowiefan. The way Crossroads is run may have something to do with this. Residents there are supposed to be from NK, at least prior to taking others from out of town. It's my understanding they are pullling residents from all over the state. Our TC has bumped up low income housing in NK beyond any of the surrounding towns, and it shows.
UnfilteredHonesty April 21, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Don't forget the woman arrested in the new Crossroads complex for prostitution and drugs, and wasn't evicted!


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