Officials in Warwick use BAT Mobile to curb drunk driving

WARWICK, RI (WPRI) – Law enforcement in Warwick are looking to curb drunk driving and save lives this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

The BAT Mobile, also known as the breath alcohol testing mobile unit, was on Post Road in Warwick Friday night.

Captain Rick Rathbun says they’ve increased patrols by close to 50-percent this weekend.

Anyone arrested will be taken to the BAT Mobile. That’s where they will be breathalyzed, fingerprinted, and booked.

Rathbun also tells Eyewitness News that the department will be focusing on any driver and occupants who are not wearing seat belts.