- At 1:08 a.m. on Jan. 28, Troopers arrested Thomas E. Viola, 26, of 63 Roger Williams Dr., Johnston, RI, for 1) Driving Under the Influence of Liquor and/or Drugs—1st Offense—BAC Unknown and 2) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 6 in the Town of Johnston. Viola was transported to State Police Headquarters, processed and released to the custody of a family member after posting bail with a justice of the peace.
- At 11:34 a.m. on Feb. 1, Troopers arrested Joshua Belisle, 27, of 2 Oneida St., Johnston, RI for Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Damage to an Attended Vehicle. Belisle was transported to Rhode Island State Police Headquarters, processed, and later transported to 6th District Court for arraignment.
The above reports detail arrests made by the Rhode Island State Police. Descriptions of all events are based solely on police officer reports provided to Patch.