Woman, Man Charged With Drunk Driving

Barrington woman stopped Saturday on Middle Highway; West Warwick man drives into utility pole on Nayatt Road on Sunday night.

A Barrington woman and a West Warwick man were charged with drunk driving last weekend by Barrington police.

Melissa A. Provencal, 30, of 368 Middle Highway, and Kerry C. Terraciano, 41, of Clyde Street in West Warwick, were charged early Saturday morning, Nov. 3, and late Sunday night, Nov. 4, respectively, according to Barrington police reports.

Provencal was pulled over by a Barrington patrol officer at 1:51 am on Saturday after her vehicle was observed swerving over the fog lines on County Road and Federal Road several times and then making a left turn onto Middle Highway that took her vehicle “entirely into the northbound lane” or into oncoming traffic, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross.

Terraciano had trouble getting out of his vehicle at the intersection of Nayatt and Washington roads at about 11:30 pm after his PT Cruiser apparently struck a utility pole, LaCross said. He had been traveling east on Nayatt Road. He was not injured. His vehicle suffered front end damage.

Provencal refused a Breathalyzer test. But she failed a field sobriety test after officers said she smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech.

Terraciano also smelled of alcohol and vomit and had slurred speech, LaCross said. He apparently told police officers that he thought he was in Cranston. Terraciano did take two Breathalyzer tests; his blood alcohol levels registered .201 and .209 respectively, LaCross said.

Both Provencal and Terraciano were held in the police station overnight and then arraigned the following morning by a justice of the peace. They were released with court dates.


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