Speeder Nabbed for 2nd DUI
Barrington police pull over a vehicle early Friday morning for speeding, which leads to a drunk driving charge.
A Somerset, Mass., man’s race south on the Wampanoag Trail early last Friday, Dec. 7, was ended by Barrington police who then charged him with drunk driving – his second DUI.
Michael C. Warren, 26, of Slade St., was speeding near Vitullo farm at about 2 am when his Pontiac G6 was pulled over. He was traveling 70 mph in a 45-mph-zone, according to the police report.
Patrol Officer Joshua Melo immediately smelled the odor of alcohol when he approached Warren in his vehicle, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. Slurred speech and bloodshot eyes also indicated that he had been drinking, LaCross said.
Warren failed the field sobriety tests administered by the patrol officer. Two Breathalyzer tests also indicated that Warren’s blood alcohol levels were .188 and .187 – or more than twice the legal limit.
Warren was arraigned in the police station and held overnight for observation. He was taken to 6th District Court on Friday morning to face the charge.