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Police Make Three DUI Arrests Last Week

One driver faces her second DUI offense.

North Kingstown Police charged three people with driving under the influence last week, including a 64-year-old North Kingstown woman for her second DUI offense.

On April 20, police charged Denise A. Collins, 64, of 220 Scenic Drive, North Kingstown, with driving under the influence and refusing a chemical test after an officer driving on Post Road saw her swerve from the left to the right travel lane without using a turn signal at around 11:15 p.m.

The officer also reported seeing Collins straddle the dotted divided line.

Police said Collins smelled like alcohol and failed a field sobriety test. She told police that she had been at the All-American Bar and Grill and drank four drinks. She later refused a chemical test.

In addition to the DUI and refusal charge, police cited her for a laned roadway violation, driving without proof of insurance and driving an unregistered vehicle.

It was Collins' second DUI offense.

Earlier that morning at 1:24 p.m., police charged Vanessa M. Yoder, 44, of 171 Chadsey Road, North Kingstown, with driving under the influence and refusing a chemical test after an officer reported seeing her run a red light at Huling Road.

Yoder reportedly told police that she had a "couple of drinks" and later failed a field sobriety test.

Though she did refuse a chemical test at the hospital, police said she registered a .193 blood alcohol reading during a preliminary breath test.

Along with the DUI and refusal charge, police cited her for running the red light.

On April 14, police charged Scott Adams, 25, of 305 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license on April 14 after he was stopped on Camp Avenue in response to a tip called into police about a possible drunk driver.

Police said they stopped Adams at about 10:20 p.m. and he failed a field sobriety test.

Police said the person who called police reported that Adams nearly struck him while on Route 4 before he got off the highway at Exit 5. Adams then reportedly took a U-turn and got back onto Route 4 heading north.

In addition to the DUI charge, police cited him for a laned roadway violation and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana after they found a small amount of marijuana in his car.
jim harris April 24, 2014 at 05:46 PM
good job keep the dirt bags off the street
bobby mac April 25, 2014 at 05:34 PM
jim I hope you never make a mistake
no more April 26, 2014 at 02:34 PM
First the dui, then the reason for the stop...

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