A 57-year-old Cranston man asserted to police that he can drink as much as he wants, but that didn't stop him from being charged with driving under the influence and refusing a chemical test by Johnston Police after he was observed driving through a stop sign and drifting over the fog line.
According to a police report, Michael Vincent Delgigante, of 75 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston, was driving erratically on George Waterman Road when he was stopped by Ptlwmn. Marisa Ciccone at around 8:30 p.m. on May 3.
Ciccone reported that Delgigante smelled like alcohol and was slurring his words. He reportedly struggled to complete a field sobriety test and out of frustration said "I'm not doing this test, just [expletive] arrest me."
Police said Delgigante later told them he had two beers at Marchetti's Restaurant in Cranston and then two drinks at RI Billiards in North Providence. He said that when he left RI Billiards he was going to the Pick and Pay on George Waterman Road, telling police "I work every day for a living, I can have as many drinks as I want, go arrest someone else."
Along with driving under the influence and refusing a chemical test, Delgigante was cited for running a stop sign and leaving the lane of travel.
Delgigante has a Third Division District Court date on May 15. He is also due to appear in Traffic Court for the citations on May 17.