East Providence Man Arrested for 9th OUI Offense

UPDATE: Perry was ordered held today pending a dangerousness hearing.  This was in fact his 9th OUI arrest, contrary to what Seekonk Police announced over the weekend.

Perry is reportedly unhappy with being held, but understands why the prosecutor handling the case is demanding a dangerousness hearing.

 

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An East Providence man was arrested Saturday and charged with operating under the influence – his 11th such offense.

Seekonk Police tell ABC6 that 52 year-old Vernon Perry was driving on Taunton Avenue Saturday at about 130am when an officer saw that he was speeding.  As the officer pursued, Perry's car allegedly veered from one side of the road to the other, crossing the double yellow line.

When the officer pulled him over, Perry failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.  His car was impounded and he was charged with Operating Under the Influence of liquor – and it turns out that it's the 11th time he's been charged with OUI.

Perry will be arraigned in Taunton District Court Monday morning.

ABC6 will have more on this story tonight on ABC6 News at 630.