Rhode Island State Police arrest five for impaired driving

“Rhode Islanders are facing difficult days and many challenges right now, but it is not an excuse to drive while impaired. Our Traffic Safety Unit and our road Troopers are working hard to keep the roadways safe and will have zero tolerance for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.” 
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police reported on Sunday the arrest of five drivers for suspected impaired driving.

State Police said five drivers were arrested, with one driver having a B.A.C. over three times the legal limit.

The arrests happened between 9:40 p.m. Saturday and 2:22 a.m. on Sunday.

“Drivers need to make smarter decisions and not get behind the wheel after drinking,” said Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety.

“Rhode Islanders are facing difficult days and many challenges right now, but it is not an excuse to drive while impaired. Our Traffic Safety Unit and our road Troopers are working hard to keep the roadways safe and will have zero tolerance for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.”

State Police say they have increased impaired driving enforcement “significantly”, and have added a Traffic Safety Unit in collaboration with RIDOT/Office of Highway Safety.

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