As reported by Tracy Breton in the February 3, 2013 edition of the Providence Journal, Warwick police arrested a woman after a chase through the cities of Warwick and Providence. She has been charged with reckless driving, operating on a suspended license and she is suspected of drunk driving. The woman did submit to a blood test which will determine her blood alcohol level. She is currently on probation for leaving the scene of an accident – injuries resulting. She was held at the ACI as a probation violator.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 31-27-2, drunk driving is defined as whoever drives or otherwise operates any vehicle in the state while under the influence of any intoxicating liquor, drugs, toluene, or any controlled substance as defined in chapter 28 of title 21, or any combination of these, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor except as provided in subdivision (d)(3) and shall be punished as provided in subsection (d) of this section.
The penalties if convicted include a fine, community service, loss of license, DUI school/alcohol counseling and other assessments. The penalties increase based on the level of the BAC readings of the motorist. Because the woman took a blood test, her BAC readings are unknown at this time.
Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 31-27-4, reckless driving is defined as any person who operates a motor vehicle recklessly so that the lives or safety of the public might be endangered, or operates a vehicle in an attempt to elude or flee from a traffic officer or police vehicle, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor for the first conviction and a felony for the second and each subsequent conviction.
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