Originally published July 10, 2012
Two Barrington teens were charged with marijuana possession after their vehicle was stopped by police for driving too slowly.
David A. Raleigh, 18, of 3 Whipple Ave., and another 18-year-old male were traveling south on the Wampanoag Trail early last Tuesday morning, July 3.
A patrol officer on a routine traffic post clocked their vehicle traveling 20 mph in a 40 mph zone, according to Police Chief John LaCross.
The vehicle also drifted over the fog line, LaCross said, before their vehicle was pulled over on Middle Highway at County Road at around 2 am.
A patrol officer smelled the distinctive odor of burned marijuana when the window of the vehicle was rolled down, LaCross said. A search of the vehicle also found a small bag of marijuana.
Raleigh, the driver, failed a field sobriety test, the police chief said. He also has been charged with a DUI, driving in possession of a controlled substance, and refusing to submit to a chemical test.
The teens were placed in cells in the police station and held overnight. They were transported to District Court Tuesday morning to face the charges.
Editor's note: The charges against one of the men were expunged. Subsequently, the arrestee's identity has been removed from this article.