Driver charged with DUI after State House rollover crash

Courtesy: Lisa Ciarlone
Courtesy: Lisa Ciarlone

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A Providence woman has been arrested after police say she caused a series of crashes in the capital city Saturday afternoon.

Providence Police Lt. Roger Aspinall tells Eyewitness News that Rhode Island State Police first received a call about the suspect after her red Ford Explorer hit another vehicle on I-95 North.

Aspinall says the struck vehicle then followed the driver until she crashed again, this time on one of the state house lawns.

Gloria Komrowski, 42, is now charged with DUI.

According to police, Komrowski was the only person at the scene when police arrived at the corner of Smith and Gaspee Streets, where the vehicle had rolled over and was on its side. A witness to the crash told police another adult woman, two adult males, and two young children were also in the car when it crashed. The witness watched the three adults and two children flee before police arrived.

The identities of the passengers are unknown at this time.

Komrowski is being held at the Providence Public Safety Complex and will be arraigned at the station, Sunday morning, or in 6th District Court, Monday.

Eyewitness News has learned this is not Komrowski’s first arrest over a controlled substance. She was arrested and pleaded guilty in 2005. Komrowski received two years probation and was ordered to pay a fine. According to court documents, Komrowski still owes that fine.

Police say additional charges against Komrowski are still possible.

Driver charged with DUI after State House rollover crash

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