A Barrington woman, 22, was charged with drunk driving in Warren early Saturday morning, Jan. 25, after being stopped for speeding around 1 am.
Grace Brinkerhoff, of 7 Noble Ave., was traveling north on Metacom Avenue near Child Street at 45 mph in the 25 mph zone, according to Warren police. Her vehicle also reportedly crossed the double yellow line while it was being followed by a patrol officer.
Her vehicle pulled over soon after the patrol officer activated his lights. He observed immediately after she rolled down a window that the woman appeared to have been drinking, said Warren Police Lt. Roland Brule.
There was a strong odor of alcohol, her eyes were bloodshot and watery and she had slurred speech, according to the arrest report.
Brinkerhoff failed a field sobriety test and a preliminary breath test, according to Brule. She refused to take a Breathalyzer to determine her blood alcohol level, he said.
She was taken to the Warren Police Station to be arraigned by a justice of the peace on the DUI charge and a charge of refusing to submit to a chemical test.
She was held in the station until she was released on $1,000 personal recognizance. She was given a date to appear in District Court to face the charges.