Teens Busted After Driving Too Slow

Two Barrington teens, 18, charged with marijuana possession.

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.

John Baron July 13, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Ella and Kelly, at last, some intelligent woman in Barrington, I didn't think they existed. I agree with your posts. As for the gentleman, and I use the term loosely, they need to get out more and see how the rest of the world works. Underage use of drugs and alcohol are not good things to be defending. Put your time and effort into something worthwhile, like prevention.
Kevin_Hunt July 13, 2012 at 02:14 AM
"I use the term loosely," You will notice that I refrain from personal attacks also. I am not defending the use of any drug by teens or driving under the influence of any substance. I am trying to debate legalization. Are you interested in taking me on? Explain how many teens have reported that it is easier to get illegal drugs than legal alcohol. The ball is in your court, John.
Mike Parent July 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Again, Have you ever exceeded a speed limit? (Perhaps that large halo is a tad tarnished) Those cites I supplied were from scientific sources. Are you refuting them? So, is the caging of a million Americans, annually for using a substance which has been proven safer than the legal intoxicant is acceptable to you? Is it the illegality issue that you're concerned with? What's your affinity for laws conceived, born and nurtured from lies, greed, racism and hate (Nixon)
Mike Parent July 13, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Part of prevention is to remove the supply side from Black Market Criminals, something Prohibitionists fail to understand.
Mike Parent July 13, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Hit and Run ad hominem, then "Crickets" from Kelly.


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