Police: DUI suspect driving at 4 times legal limit before crash

Photos Courtesy: Tiverton Police Dept.

TIVERTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Tiverton police have arrested a woman on DUI charges after she crashed her car into a utility pole.

It happened on East Road just after 7 p.m. Sunday night.

Police said the impact of the crash was so intense, it caused the pole to snap in two.

Police say the driver, Colleen Mcaulay, blew a .346 during a field sobriety test, which is four times the legal limit of .08.

Officials say she refused medical treatment and, once back at police headquarters, a chemical test.

Mcaulay has been charged with DUI/drugs/alcohol/1st offense – B.A.C. unknown as well as traffic offenses including refusal to submit to a chemical test, laned roadway violation and failure to maintain proper control of vehicle.