PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Driving under the influence (DUI) and disorderly conduct charges topped Portsmouth police reports this week. Featured below are the police reports, provided by the Portsmouth Police Department.
Middletown woman charged with DUI
Tammy J. McConnell, 50, of 3 Chases Lane, Middletown, was arrested on June 4 at 2:41 a.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
On June 4 at 1:55 a.m., police on patrol in the area of Route 24 North and Sprague Street observed a vehicle traveling northbound at a high rate of speed. Radar measured the car traveling at 95 mph in a 50-mph zone. The vehicle was stopped in the area of Route 24 North and Hummock Road.
The driver’s eyes appeared watery and bloodshot, according to police reports. After failing a field sobriety test, the driver, identified as McConnell, was transported to the police station where she refused a chemical test.
Fall River man charged with DUI
Justin William Correiro, 42, of 700 Shore Drive, Apt. 504, Fall River, Mass., was arrested on June 3 at 2:04 a.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.15 or greater.
On June 3 at 1:42 a.m., police on patrol on Route 24 North observed a vehicle operating at a high rate of speed. Radar recorded the vehicle traveling at 65 mph in a 50-mph zone.
The driver’s eye appeared watery and bloodshot. After failing a field sobriety test, the driver, identified as Correiro, was transported to the police station.
A chemical test measured a BAC of 0.161 on the first phase and 0.173 on the second phase. The legal BAC limit in Rhode Island is 0.08.
Portsmouth man charged with disorderly conduct
Timothy L. Haslam, 58, of 5 North Drive, Portsmouth, was arrested on June 1 at 9:51 p.m. and charged with disorderly conduct.
On June 1, at 9:38 p.m., police received a phone call about an individual attempting to enter a residence on Botelho Drive. Upon arrival, police were informed by a witness that Haslam was outside a residence yelling threats and screaming. Police also spoke with a second witness, who told police she saw Haslam yelling and swearing outside the residence.
Police later located Haslam and arrested him on the disorderly conduct charge.
New Bedford woman charged with DUI after police find 3 asleep in car
Dominique Lee Gomes, 27, of 127 Cottage St., New Bedford, Mass., was arrested on May 30 at 5:05 a.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, BAC unknown.
On May 30, at 4:43 a.m., police were dispatched to the intersection of Bristol Ferry Road and West Main Road for a report of a vehicle parked at the intersection traffic light for awhile.
Upon arrival, police discovered the vehicle stopped in the middle of the intersection. Police also observed the driver, later identified as Gomes, and 2 passengers, a man and woman, to be unconscious and unresponsive after an officer repeatedly banged on the car window.
Police continued attempts to wake up the occupants. According to police reports, they eventually awoke, but appeared “extremely dazed.”
According to police, Gomes’ speech was slurred and mumbled. She also kept falling in and out of consciousness.
After failing a field sobriety test, Gomes was transported to the police station. She agreed to a chemical test, which measured a BAC reading of 0.036 on the first reading and 0.032 on the second reading. The legal BAC limit in Rhode Island is 0.08.
According to police, Gomes continued to fall asleep and have trouble walking. She was then transported to Newport Hospital for a blood test.