Woman Faces DUI Charge After Driving Slow

A Barrington woman, 22, was stopped on Wampanoag Trail because her vehicle was driving well below the speed limit.

A Barrington woman, 22, faces a drunk-driving charge after her vehicle was stopped by police while traveling north on Wampanoag Trail early Saturday morning, April 28, at a slow rate of speed.

Grace E. Shaw, of 6 Brick Pond Drive, was driving 31 mph in a 45 mph zone, Barrington police said. Her vehicle also had a “rearview mirror obstruction,” police said.

Shaw was pulled over at the bird sanctuary. She stumbled while getting out of her car, police said.

Shaw agreed to take Breathalyzer tests at the scene and about twohours later in the police station. Her blood alcohol levels registered .128 and .134, respectively, police said.

Shaw was arraigned by a justice of the peace at the police station and released about 9:07 am after arranging bail.

Bristol woman picked up on warrant

Barrington police picked up a Bristol woman, 23, Saturday evening on a 6th District Court bench warrant.

Corrine S. Silva, of 290 State St., was driving north on Wampanoag Trail at 11 pm after her car was observed swerving on the roadway. The bench warrant was issued because she failed to appear in court for sentencing on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

Silva has posted $4,770 bail with surety. She was transported to the ACI to await the opening of court this morning at 8:30 am.

Woman, man face pot possession charges

Barrington police arrested a woman and a man from Fall River, Mass., on Friday afternoon, April 27, and charged them with marijuana possession.

Jocelyn Viveiros, 22, and Derek L. Vidinha, 24, were traveling on County Road at around 1:50 pm when their vehicle was pulled over for traveling 55 mph in a 35 mph zone, police said. She was driving the vehicle.

A distinct odor of marijuana was detected by the patrol officer, police said. Found in the vehicle was a “grinder” for crushing leaves and burned marijuana in the ashtray. Viveiros also had a baggie of marijuana in her purse, police said.

Viveiros admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day, police said. They both were in possession of the illegal substance.

They were taken to the police station where a justice of the peace arraigned them. They were released with a court date.

Boy, 15, drives without license

A Barrington teen, 15, faces a charge of driving without a license after he drove through a stop sign on Friday afternoon.

The boy told police that he was on his way to the house of a friend, who reportedly was threatening suicide. The teen was stopped around 1:17 pm at Narragansett Avenue and Woodbine Avenue.

The boy’s parents were contacted. He was returned to his home in the Sweetbriar complex off of Washington Road. His mother picked up the car parked along the roadway, police said.

Man picked up on warrant

A Warwick man, 21, was picked up by Barrington police on a 6th District Court bench warrant early Thursday morning, April 26, after his vehicle was observed speeding through the parking lot at the Citizen’s Bank branch at County Road and Albert Avenue in Riverside near the Barrington line.

David Lewis was pulled over at 3:07 am at Beverly and Beaver streets in Riverside when a Barrington patrol officer noticed the rear license plate had no light working. The warrant was issued because Lewis failed to appear in court on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

Lewis was turned over to East Providence police for holding until he could be delivered to district court Friday morning.

Sierra May 03, 2012 at 05:21 AM
For the record, the article about the young woman facing a DUI is totally incorrect, and unprofessional to boot. Do you have anything better to do in your town than report FALSE claims, made up by your overzealous police? They had nothing better to do than pull anyone they saw over. How about they bother to do their jobs correctly, starting with informing citizens of their own rights? The whole incident, once you have heard ALL of the facts, is a shame - particularly for the shoddy, not to mention entirely illegal, practices employed by the Barrington Police Department.
Concerned & confused May 08, 2012 at 03:24 AM
What I have learned from reading the police report is that if you are driving in Barrington past midnight and have a young face, you will be pulled over for no reason. Barrington is run like a police state and it makes me worried to be driving late at night lest I be harassed by the police.


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