Two Barrington men were charged with drunk driving over the past several days.
William P. Pereira, 37, of 149 Narragansett Ave., and Max N. Feil-Seifer, 26, of 8 Colonial Ave., were charged by Barrington police with DUIs and refusing to take chemical tests to determine their blood-alcohol levels.
Pereira also was charged with simple assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.
Pereira was traveling near Haines Memorial State Park on Tuesday, Oct. 22, about 5 pm when another motorist reported that his vehicle was driving “all over the road,” said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. The vehicle eventually hit a wooden guardrail.
Pereira smelled of the odor of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and exhibited numerous signs of being intoxicated, according to the police report. The arresting officer also found several empty “nips” bottles of alcohol on the seat of his pick-up truck.
The truck was leaking radiator fluid, had a flat tire and had part of the wooden guardrail lodged in the wheel well, according to the police report.
The simple assault and resisting arrest charges relate to Pereira allegedly grabbing the police officer’s shirt during an attempt to get him to cooperate in a field sobriety test.
Feil-Seifer’s vehicle was observed weaving and crossing a yellow line on Mathewson Road as it traveled through that Rumstick neighborhood at about 2 am on Sunday, Oct. 27. A police officer eventually stopped the Volkswagen Passat near Rumstick Road and Governor Bradford Drive, according to the police report.
Feil-Seifer smelled of the odor of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and exhibited many of the signs of being intoxicated, according to the police chief. He failed a field sobriety test.
Both men were arraigned at the police station and given dates to appear in District Court to face the charges. They were released after being jailed until they sobered up.