Rhode Island – Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that earlier this morning members of the Rhode Island State Police arrested a Pawtucket woman for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs-2nd Offense and Duty to Stop for an Accident Resulting in Damage to an Attended Vehicle. This arrest was a result of a motor vehicle stop Troopers made after their cruiser was struck on the off ramp from Route 95 North to Orms Street in the City of Providence.
On March 4, 2016, at approximately 1:10 AM, Troopers were stopped at a red light in the middle lane of the off ramp from Route 95 North to Orms Street in the City of Providence. While waiting for the light to turn green, the Trooper’s marked cruiser was struck by a vehicle traveling in the right lane of the off ramp. The vehicle continued through the intersection, making a right hand turn onto Orms Street crossing into the opposite lane of travel. Troopers followed the vehicle and were able to conduct a motor vehicle stop.
The operator of the vehicle that struck the cruiser was identified as Kiandra Delarosa, age 22, of 13 Ballou Street, Pawtucket, RI. Ms. Delarosa displayed signs of impairment and was asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests, which she failed. Ms. Delarosa was transported to Rhode Island State Police Headquarters where she was held overnight. This morning Ms. Delarosa was arraigned by The Honorable Judge Robert Pirraglia in Sixth Division District Court where she pled not guilty. She was released on $10,000 personal recognizance with court-mandated alcohol screenings. Her next court date is scheduled for March 18, 2016 for a pre-trail conference.
Ms. Delarosa was also issued a summons for the following traffic violations: 1. Refusal to submit to a chemical test 2. Laned Roadway 3. Operating left of center and 4. Evidence of insurance.
A person convicted of Driving Under the Influence, 2nd offense shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a mandatory fine of four hundred dollars ($400). The person’s driving license shall be suspended for a period of one (1) year to two (2) years, and the individual shall be sentenced to not less than ten (10) days nor more than one year in jail.
A person convicted of Duty to Stop in Accident Resulting in Damage to a Vehicle shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) and/or his or her driver’s license or operating privilege in the state may be suspended for a period of up to six (6) months, and/or he or she may be imprisoned for a period not to exceed 6 months.