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Rhode Island State Police Arrests Suspect for DUI with a BAC of .205 and .200 After Striking a Marked State Police Cruiser

Contact: Captain Robert Wall, District "A" Commander Telephone: (401) 444-1012

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that at 3:08 p.m., on March 6, 2014, members of the Lincoln Woods Barracks arrested a subject for Driving Under the Influence after his vehicle struck a marked State Police Cruiser on Potters Avenue in the City of Providence.

A Trooper was parked in his marked cruiser, facing north against the curb on Potters Avenue. A Ford F-150, traveling north on Potters, sideswiped the marked cruiser as it passed by. No injuries were sustained.

The operator was identified as Paulo Ciprian Gutierrez, age 35, of 766 Atwells Avenue in Providence, RI. Mr. Gutierrez was arrested, transported to the Lincoln Woods Barracks and charged with the following:

Driving Under the Influence of Liquor and/or Drugs First Offense (BAC: first reading .205 / second reading .200)
Driving Without a License
Immigration Detainer issued by ICE

Mr. Gutierrez was held overnight pending a morning arraignment at Sixth Division District Court.

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.

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Department or agency: Rhode Island State Police


Release date: 03-07-2014

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