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Barrington Woman Faces DUI Charge in Warren

Her vehicle was pulled over early last Saturday morning after allegedly speeding on Metacom Avenue.

Warren Police patrol car. Credit: W.Rupp
Warren Police patrol car. Credit: W.Rupp

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.

Meg Jones January 30, 2014 at 06:50 PM
No one is attempting to single out a town just stating the fact that Barrington does have a high number of DUI's. Bristol isn't the only town with a heroin problem, but there is a heroin problem. These are simple truths. Problems are identified. Now we need solutions.
Meg Jones January 30, 2014 at 06:53 PM
On the subject of substance use. Cognitive Dissonance: Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief. -Franz Fanon
annonymous February 01, 2014 at 01:36 PM
Meg jones who are you the drinking police?Yes it's true they only focus mainly in Barrington.I am sick and tired of only reading about it in this town.You are in every comments section regarding drinking in Barrington.Really you never drank in High school.Yeah right.Mind your own family
Meg Jones February 01, 2014 at 01:43 PM
Actually I never drank in high school, or college, or adult hood. I do mind my family thank you. And I comment on many issues that are of concern from drinking to how our tax dollars are spent to the quality of education our young people receive. The only comments that really strike a cord are those that do not support alcohol. I will site again, Cognitive Dissonance. Attack less, listen more, learn more. We have a severe substance use problem in this town.
brian7cs February 01, 2014 at 03:24 PM
Looks like 2nd time for her, google it, busted 2 years ago for same behavior, hope she gets help and serious about her problem before she kills herself or others

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