State Police arrest nine for impaired driving on New Year’s Eve

Rhode Island State Police
This is a file image of a Rhode Island State Police cruiser. (WLNE)

NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police have arrested nine people for impaired driving on New Year’s Eve.

Captain Matthew C. Moynihan said State Police have increased impaired driving enforcement since adding the Division’s Traffic Safety Unit.

“We are urging all motorists to make better decisions before getting behind the wheel and driving,” said Capt. Moynihan. There is no excuse for impaired driving and the State Police is committed to making Rhode Island roadways safe for all motorists.  If you drive impaired, you will be charged.”

“Last night was a busy one for our Troopers and they arrested nine people for suspected impaired driving,” said Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety. “For every impaired driver our Troopers take off the road, a potential tragedy is averted, but we need motorists to make better choices. Drinking or using drugs and driving is always a bad decision.”

The following motorists were arrested Thursday night or Friday morning: Anthony Paiz Gonzalez, 19, of Woonsocket, Khevin Kheav, 36, of Attleboro, Edward Souza, 60, of Central Falls, Luis Lopez, 47, of Providence, Andrew Ginaitt, 28, of Warwick, Daniel Ferreira, 42, of Dorchester, Wlemogar Brown, 30, of Johnston, Juan Vargas, 21, of Johnston, and Devon Acosta, 31, of Cranston.

Arrests were made on Route 37 in Cranston, Route 95 in Pawtucket and Providence, Route 10 in Cranston, Service Road in Providence, Hartford Avenue in Johnston, and Twin River Road in Lincoln.

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