TOXICOLOGY REPORT REVEALS THAT THE WRONG WAY DRIVER THAT KILLED A JAMESTOWN POLICE OFFICER ON ROUTE 95 WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA
RI – On May 23, 2016, at approximately 12:07 AM, Troopers from the State Police Wickford and Hope Valley Barracks responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles on Route 95 South in the Town of East Greenwich.
The investigation revealed the following: A black Toyota Camry, operated by Dejae T. Pizarro, age 23, of 7302 Avalon Drive in Bedford, Massachusetts, was traveling north, in the high speed lane of Route 95 South. At a point approximately 500 feet north of Exit 7, Pizarro’s vehicle struck a white Dodge Charger head on. The operator of the Dodge was identified as Ryan J. Bourque, age 24, of 28 Allison Avenue in Coventry. Both Pizarro and Bourque died as a result of injuries sustained.
Ryan Bourque, a patrolman with the Jamestown Police Department, had just completed his shift (3pm to 11 pm) and was traveling to his residence.
Toxicology reports conducted by the Medical Examiner’s Officer revealed that Pizzarro’s blood alcohol content was .195 at the time of the crash. The legal limit in Rhode Island is .08. The report also revealed that Pizzaro had marijuana in his system as well.