Contact: Captain Frank B. Castellone, District "B" Commander, (401) 444-1010
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that on October 4, 2012 at 2:29 AM., troopers assigned to the Wickford Barracks responded to the scene of a motor vehicle crash on the ramp from the Airport Connector onto Route 95 south in Warwick.
The investigation revealed that the operator of vehicle #1, Ashley Choiniere, age 22, of 12 Set Sun Drive, Hope, Rhode Island was traveling west in the eastbound lane on the Airport Connector onto Route 95 south. As a result, Ms. Choiniere collided head on with a vehicle exiting Route 95 onto the Airport Connector.
Troopers observed Ms. Choiniere to have a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath. Troopers also observed that her eyes were bloodshot and watery, and her speech was slurred.
Both operators, along with a passenger in the victim's vehicle, were transported to Rhode Island Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Ms. Choiniere refused to submit to a blood test and was given a summons to appear in Third District Court for an arraignment on a charge of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol-Drugs, BAC Unknown / First Offense and will also be charged at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal with Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test.
Motorists are reminded that they can immediately report dangerous drivers or hazardous roadway conditions to the police by dialing 911 or *77 on your cell phone.
For more detailed information on these arrests please refer to the Rhode Island State Police Website/Press Releases at: www.risp.ri.gov/press