South Kingstown police arrest driver 3 times over legal BAC limit

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — South Kingstown police said they made two DUI arrests this weekend.

The first arrest happened at 9 p.m. Saturday, where police said James Wilkinson, 50, of North Kingstown, was stopped for speeding.

Police said following a series of failed field sobriety tests, they found Wilkinson’s BAC to be three times over the legal limit.

Wilkinson’s BAC was recorded at .316 and .333, the legal limit in Rhode Island is .08%.

Later, just before 2 a.m. Sunday, South Kingstown police responded to a car that hit a utility pole.

Police identified Brody Williams, 20, as the driver of a Toyota 4Runner SUV. They said he lost control of his car, left the road, and hit the pole.

Williams was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of liquor or drugs. He was also charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Both men are expected to be arraigned in Washington County District Court on March 9.

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