CENTRAL FALLS – During a 48 hour span between Friday, July 22 and Sunday, July 24, members of the Central Falls Police Department arrested three individuals for impaired driving charges.
As a result of a partnership and grant funding from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation Office on Highway Safety, the Central Falls Police Department has been able to staff additional officers to crack down on impaired driving during the summer months. Those arrested between Friday and Sunday evening includes:
Fabian Meson-Reyes, 24, of Pawtucket, charged with DUI 1st offense.
Fabio Grajales, 76, of Central Falls, charged with DUI 1st offense.
A juvenile male, 17 , of Central Falls, charged with DUI 1st offense, driving without a license 1st Offense and Refusal to Submit to a chemical test.
Of the 1,070 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2014, 209 (19%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver – of these 209 child passengers, over half (116) were actually riding in the vehicle with the alcohol-impaired driver (nhtsa.gov, 2015). “No one can seriously dispute the magnitude of the problem”, says Colonel James J. Mendonca, as a result the Central Falls police will continue to do our part. We continue to ask that if you are going to drink, please do so responsibly and designate a sober driver”