Dozens arrested in RI during St. Patrick’s Day weekend

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island State Police arrested eleven individuals for driving while intoxicated during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Colonel Steven O’Donnell announced Monday.

The following people were arrested for DUI between the hours of midnight on Friday to 8:00 a.m. on Monday:

  • Gipsy Calo, age 30, of Norwich, Connecticut; Also charged with operating on a suspended license.
  • Richard Riley, age 37, of Tower Hill Road in Cumberland; Also charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test.
  • Joseph Troll, age 58, of Albermarle Avenue in Johnston.
  • Miles Nelson, age 22, of Sampan Avenue in Jamestown.
  • Steven Stoehr, age 27, of Laurel Avenue in Westerly; Also charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test.
  • Ryan Griffin, age 30, of Oneida Street in Pawtucket; Also charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test.
  • Wayne Reed, age 36, of Glen Rock Road in West Kingston.
  • Douglas Mulcahey, age 29, of Apollo Street in Warwick.
  • Ryan Holmes, age 25, of Apple Valley Road in Greenville; Also charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test.
  • Corrine Morris, age 21, of Main Street in Scituate.
  • Alden Cole, age 52, of Wayne Road in Woonsocket; Also charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test

Newport police were also busy this weekend.

Newport police believe the rainy weather during the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade reduced the number of arrests.
Newport police believe the rainy weather during the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade reduced the number of arrests.

Police said officers arrested 57 people during the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday. Arrests included 35 court summons, 22 custodial arrests, 3 juvenile arrests, and 15 alcohol-related incidents.

The number of arrests in Newport were down from previous years.. Lieutenant William Fitzgerald said the rainy weather kept a lot of people away from the parade.

Warwick police will be offering Safe Rides home for revelers who end up drinking to much on St. Patrick’s Day.

The Rhode Island State Police will have additional troopers on patrol during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday Tuesday, in order to locate impaired drivers.

Motorists can immediately report dangerous drivers or hazardous roadway conditions to the police by dialing 911 or *77 on your cell phone.

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