RI man sentenced to prison for 4 DUI arrests in 48 hours

By The Associated Press


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A Cumberland, Rhode Island, man will serve time in prison for driving drunk four times in fewer than 48 hours.

Fifty-three-year-old John Lourenco was sentenced Monday to two years in the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institute. Lourenco must pay a $3,400 fine and attend alcohol counseling.

His license will be suspended for eight years once he is released from prison. Lourenco was arrested Sept. 14 in Providence for drunken driving.

He was arrested three times the next day in Cumberland for the same charge. Police say he crashed into three cars and a tree.

Following the first three arrests, Lourenco was released with summonses to the custody of his parents.

After the fourth crash, he was held for arraignment. A message left for Lourenco’s attorney was not immediately returned.

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