A Barrington man, 57, was stopped and arrested for drunk driving early last Thursday morning.
Stephen T. Day, of 288 Maple Ave., was arrested on Aug. 23 at the intersection of Middle Highway and County Road. He was taken to District Court that same morning to face the DUI charge and a separate charge of refusing the Breathalyzer test.
Day was traveling south on Wampanoag Trail about 2 am when Patrol Officer Joshua Melo observed his gray Audi crossing a fog line and then swerving back into traffic.
The police report says that Day was having “difficulty maneuvering” his car, said Police Chief John LaCross.
The patrol officer followed him on County Road to the light at the intersection with Middle Highway and pulled him over, LaCross said. Two other patrol officers, Anthony DeCristoforo and John Sgagliardich, assisted Melo.
Day exhibited the classic symptoms of being drunk, said LaCross: strong odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. He also failed a field sobriety test.
LaCross said Day, a former president of the Providence Firefighters' Union, told officers he was returning from a firefighters' meeting in Providence.
Day was taken to the police station, where he was held overnight until taken to court. He refused to sign the Breathalyzer-refusal paperwork, LaCross said. His car was towed.