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Man Rolled Car into Telephone Pole in Front of Police Station

A man from Rhode Island is facing charges after police purported that he was driving under the influence of alcohol when he rolled his vehicle and crashed into a telephone pole.

Just after midnight on May 4, a 44-year-old man from Lincoln, Rhode Island, was driving a Mercedes on Old River Road. When he was across from the Lincoln Police Department in the Town Hall, he was in a single-vehicle accident. His car rolled over, remained upside down, and smashed into a telephone pole. The pole was “severed from the ground,” causing 911 emergency to be inaccessible for a while.

Officers went to the scene of the crash, and the driver was injured but was conscious and responsive when they started to talk to him. Without accounting for the fact that he had just been in a wreck, the officers noted that the man’s speech did not seem right, and his eyes were bloodshot. They believed this showed indications of him being under the influence of alcohol. According to reports, they wanted him to take roadside sobriety tests, but the man would not give his consent.

Since he was hurt in the accident, the driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment. While he was there, the authorities wanted him to allow them to give him a chemical test to find out what his blood-alcohol level was, but he said he would not let them perform the procedure.

The man is facing a preliminary charge for refusing to submit a chemical test for blood alcohol content and was cited for driving under the influence of liquor. It was reported that the authorities learned he was out on bail for felony child abuse charges.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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