Snowplow operator arrested for driving wrong way on Route 403

By: Dee DeQuattro

Email: ddequattro@abc6.com

Twitter: @deedequattro

Short after the statewide travel ban was lifted on Tuesday, a snowplow operator was arrested for drunk driving after he was caught driving in the wrong direction on Route 403 in North Kingstown.

55-year-old John Cunha of Warwick was arrested after State Police spotted him driving in the wrong direction around 8:30 p.m. Police say the man was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck equipped with a snow plow however the plow was up at the time of the incident.

Cunha failed field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. He was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test. He was arraigned at State Police barracks and released on personal recognizance.

Cunha was not a paid sub-contractor by the state.

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