Head-on Crash Sends Three to Hospital

Johnston Police charged a Warwick woman on DUI charges following the two-car collision on Sunday night.


A 19-year-old Warwick woman faces a DUI charge, one count of refusing to submit to a breath test, and one count of driving without a license following a two-car collision on Sunday night that sent three people to Rhode Island Hospital.

According to , the Nissan Altima driven by Gabrielle M. Henry, 19, of 163 Pettis Drive, Warwick, was traveling east on Plainfield Street at about 8 pm when it collided with the Toyota SUV driven by Maria Rodriquez of Providence in the westbound lane.

When officers arrived at the scene, both vehicles were in the westbound lane of Plainfield Street. Both vehicles sustained “disabling damage” to the front ends, according to Ptlm. Matthew Leveillee’s report.

Rodriquez and her passenger told officers that Henry’s vehicle crossed over the double yellow line and struck their vehicle head-on. Both were transported to Rhode Island Hospital but neither suffered serious injuries, according to the police report.

Leveillee reported that he spoke with Henry as she sat on the sidewalk at the accident scene. He stated in his report that he could smell alcohol on Henry’s breath, her eyes were bloodshot, she slurred her words as she spoke, and her face was red. Henry admitted to drinking “a couple of mixed vodka drinks” at home before leaving for Providence, according to Leveillee’s report.

and Rescue personnel transported Henry to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Leveille reported that officers formally charged Henry at the hospital after she refused to submit to a chemical test, and released her to the care of medical staff.


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