DUI charges top police reports before holiday weekend

Larceny charges topped Portsmouth police reports on Sept. 19. Featured below are the reports provided by the Portsmouth Police Department. 
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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Driving under the influence (DUI) charges topped Portsmouth police reports this past week in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. 

 

Portsmouth man charged with DUI

John Alves, 44, of 183 Redwood Road, Portsmouth, was arrested on June 26 at 11:22 p.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) 0.10 to 0.15.

On June 26, at 11:02 p.m., police received a call about a red dump truck operating erratically south on Route 24. Police later observed a vehicle matching the description traveling south on West Main Road, and swerving in and out of traffic.

Police activated the overhead cruiser lights and attempted to stop the vehicle, but it did not stop for 200 yards, according to police. When stopped, police detected a strong odor of alcohol.

After failing a field sobriety test, the driver, Alves, was transported to the police station. A chemical test measured a BAC of 0.117 on the first phase and 0.110 on the second phase. The legal BAC limit in Rhode Island is 0.08.

At the station, Alves asked police for a Portuguese speaker since he spoke English as a second language. Police were unable to locate one, but provided translation with Google. Alves told police the translation was sufficient, according to the police report.

 

Newport man charged after alleged public urination 

James Anthony Fuller, 20, of 39 Annandale Road, Newport, was arrested on June 26 at 8:34 p.m. and charged with disorderly conduct, exposing his genitals.

On June 26 at 8:28 p.m., police on patrol at the intersection of Hedly Street and West Main Road observed a man approach the West Main Road and Hedly Street bus stop from Corys Lane. The man allegedly approached the utility pole at the bus stop, turn towards the woods, and began urinating.

According to police, there was significant daylight at the time. The man was also 3 feet from the woods and visible to traffic (not blocked by an object).

Police stopped the man, who told them he was from Ireland and, in Ireland, “people urinate wherever they want,” according to the police report.

 

Rehoboth woman charged with DUI with children in car

Aline Boulais, 32, of 45A Providence St., Rehoboth, Mass., was arrested on June 25 at 7:18 p.m. and charged with the following: DUI, first offense, BAC unknown; driving without a license; and refusal to submit to a chemical test. She was also wanted on a bench warrant at the time of her arrest.

On June 25, at 6:47 p.m., police were dispatched to East Main Road in the area of Union Street for a report of a vehicle operating erratically northbound on East Main Road. Police later located the vehicle and observed the vehicle travel over the dotted white lane divider on 4 separate occasions.

Police activated the cruisers’ lights and attempted to stop the vehicle, which continued driving northbound on East Main Road until the intersection of East Main Road and Turnpike Avenue. The vehicle then turned into the Clements’ Marketplace parking lot and pulled into a nearby parking space.

Police detected a slight odor of alcohol and noticed two children in the back of the vehicle: the driver’s 9-year-old daughter and 10-year-old nephew.

The driver’s eyes appeared bloodshot and glassy. After failing a field sobriety test, the driver, Boulais, was transported to the police station where she refused a chemical test. 

 

Portsmouth man charged with disorderly conduct, vandalism

Michael Edward Bettencourt, 45, of Park Avenue, Portsmouth, was arrested on June 25 at 6:50 p.m., and charged with domestic, disorderly conduct, and domestic, vandalism and malicious injury to property.

On June 25, at 6:35 p.m., police were called to a residence on Park Avenue for a domestic disturbance. A woman at the residence told police Bettencourt was screaming and threatening to punch her.

Bettencourt also allegedly threw items throughout the kitchen and living room area. Police observed several items smashed about the residence.

 

Milton, Mass., man charged with DUI

Matthew John Vazquez, 22, of 320 Adams St., Milton, Mass., was arrested on June 25 at 12:34 a.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, BAC of 0.15 or greater.

Police were contacted on June 25 at 12:18 a.m. to check on a vehicle traveling south on Route 24. The vehicle was seen crossing the center line 2 times.

Police turned on the cruiser’s overhead lights to stop the vehicle near King Charles Drive; however, the vehicle continued to travel at a low speed before stopping near Twin Lanterns.

Police detected a strong odor of alcohol. The driver’s eyes appeared watery and bloodshot.

After failing a field sobriety test, the driver, Vazquez, was transported to the police station. A chemical test measured a BAC of 0.183 on the first phase, 0.159 on the second phase, and 0.158 on the third phase. The legal BAC limit in Rhode Island is 0.08.

 

Barrington man charged with DUI

William Ralph Dalessio, 44, of 475 Middle Highway, Barrington, was arrested on June 24 at 10:49 p.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, BAC unknown, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

On June 24 at 9:54 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of East Main Road and the police station for a report of a vehicle operating erratically northbound. A vehicle matching the description was later found on Bristol Ferry Road and Maggie Lane.

Police observed the vehicle nearly strike a curb. The vehicle was stopped in the area of Bristol Ferry Road and Sunny Acres.

The driver’s eyes appeared watery and bloodshot. Police also detected a strong odor of alcohol. After failing a field sobriety test, the driver, Dalessio, was transported to the police station where he refused a chemical test.

 

Portsmouth man charged with DUI

John Paul Binette, 48, of 82 Mason Ave., Portsmouth, was arrested on June 23 at 8:31 p.m. and charged with DUI, second offense, BAC of 0.15 or greater.

On June 23 at 8:13 p.m., police received a report of a vehicle operating erratically southbound on Route 24 before turning into the parking lot for the Stonebridge Marina. Police located the vehicle in the parking lot.

Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The driver’s eyes appeared watery and glassy.

After failing a field sobriety test, the driver, Binette, was transported to the police station. A chemical test measured a BAC of 0.150 on the first reading and 0.146 on the second reading.

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