As reported by Tatiana Pina in the January 25, 2011 edition of the Providence Journal, a Rhode Island State Police Trooper has been arrested for drunk driving (DUI). The off-duty trooper was involved in a motor vehicle accident. He hit an off-duty Providence Police Officer. The Trooper was arrested and submitted to the breathalyzer test with results over .15
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws, 31-27-2, the penalties include:
Every person convicted of a first offense whose blood alcohol concentration is fifteen hundredths of one percent (.15%) or above, or who is under the influence of a drug, toluene, or any controlled substance as defined in subdivision (b)(1) shall be subject to a fine of five hundred dollars ($500) and shall be required to perform twenty (20) to sixty (60) hours of public community restitution and/or shall be imprisoned for up to one year. The sentence may be served in any unit of the adult correctional institutions in the discretion of the sentencing judge. The person's driving license shall be suspended for a period of three (3) months to eighteen (18) months. The sentencing judge shall require attendance at a special course on driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance and/or alcohol or drug treatment for the individual.If you or a family member has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI/DWI), OUI, or Refusal, please allow Attorney Robert H. Humphrey's reputation, experience and skill to successfully guide you through the legal process. Please contact Attorney Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., at 401-816-5862 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.