BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police said a driver who crashed his truck last month in Burrillville had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .12. Now, Joshua Gaulin has turned himself in and is facing felony DUI charges.
Gaulin, 19, crashed his pickup truck on Colwell Road on June 27, police said. Gaulin and three other passengers were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash and sustained serious injuries, according to police.
Police said Gaulin would not submit to a chemical test, but officers later determined his BAC after executing a search warrant for his blood on June 28 at Rhode Island Hospital. Police said Gaulin was also found with an unopened beer in his pocket after the crash occurred.
Police said Gaulin’s truck was the only vehicle involved in the crash. Two of the passengers were seated in the bed of the truck when the crash occurred, according to police.
Gaulin faces a number of charges, including three counts of felony driving while intoxicated resulting in serious bodily injury, refusal to submit to a chemical test, three counts of no seat belt – passenger and one count of no seat belt – operator.
Police said they are investigating whether Gaulin and the three other passengers were drinking alcohol at Gaulin’s home just before the time of the crash.
According to police, Gaulin’s bail is set at $10,000 personal recognizance. He has a pre-arraignment conference scheduled for October.