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Rhode Island State Police Arrest Subject for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol with his Five Year Old Child in the Vehicle

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on May 2, 2014 at 11:50 PM, Troopers assigned to the Lincoln Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop on Chalkstone Avenue in the City of Providence. This motor vehicle stop was the result of traffic violations.

After troopers stopped the vehicle they identified the operator as Enedith Avila, age 30, of 81 Bergen St, Apt. #2 Providence, Rhode Island. While interacting with Mr. Avila, Troopers observed various indicators consistent with intoxication. Also traveling in the vehicle was his five year old daughter.

Mr. Avila submitted to a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests at the scene, which he failed. Mr. Avila was placed under arrest and transported to the State Police Lincoln Barracks. Mr. Avila submitted to a Breath Test indicating a blood alcohol content of .208% and .205%.

Mr. Avila was charged with 1- Driving under the influence of liquor and /or drugs with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.15%. Mr. Avila was issued a summons for the traffic violations: 1. Laned roadway violations, and 2. Turn signal required. Mr. Avila was held overnight pending a morning arraignment before a Justice of the Peace and then released on personal recognizance pending future 6th District Court dates. Mr. Avila's daughter was released to the custody of the child's relative.

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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Corporal David Bassignani (401)-444-1100

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Department or agency: Rhode Island State Police


Release date: 05-03-2014

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