Woonsocket woman flees Police, charged with DUI

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NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) – A Woonsocket woman was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges after fleeing from North Smithfield Police officers.

Police responded to reports of a vehicle stopped in the road on Eddie Dowling Highway, in the area of Hanton Road.

Officers on scene observed a vehicle stopped on the road with a female driver apparently asleep behind the wheel.

When an officer knocked on the window to get her attention, the driver, identified as 25-year-old Ariana Espinal, immediately fled in her vehicle.

Espinal was taken into custody after backing her vehicle into a Police cruiser after being boxed in by officers in a nearby parking lot.

Espinal was arraigned Tuesday morning in Third Division District Court  on the following charges:

  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test
  • Reckless Driving/Eluding
  • Obstructing an Officer
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Felony Assault
  • Disorderly Conduct

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