A drunk-driving arrest early Saturday morning, Jan. 18, in Barrington was the only significant incident involving the police department during the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
A 44-year-old Providence woman, Ashley L. Gunn, was stopped traveling north on County Road at around 2:30 am in a Cadillac Escalade that was doing 55 mph in a 35 mph zone, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. She was pulled over near the Walker Farm conservation area.
A Barrington patrol officer followed the vehicle from the RIPTA park and ride lot near the Barrington Congregational Church to Walker Farm. The woman told officers that she was heading home after dropping off a friend at a home on Rumstick Road.
Gunn exhibited many of the signs of driving drunk, LaCross said, including bloodshot and watery eyes and a strong odor of alcohol. She failed a field sobriety test.
Gunn refused to submit to a chemical test to determine her blood alcohol level. She was taken to the police station on Federal Road to be arraigned by a justice of the peace.
Gunn was released around 4 am with a date to appear in District Court, LaCross said.