Barrington Police: Drunk driver hit car at local bank

Barrington Police: Drunk driver hit car at local bank


Police charged William J. Foxley, 51, of East Providence, with driving under the influence of liquor or drugs-first offense, blood alcohol level .15 or greater after he allegedly struck a parked vehicle and failed a breath test last week.

A driver called Barrington Police at approximately 2:11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. The caller said a black Porsche was traveling down County Road past Federal Road. The caller said the vehicle was moving at a slow rate of speed and swerving.

The caller also reported the vehicle had entered the parking lot of Bank of America, on County Road, and struck another car, which sustained minor damage.

When police arrived on scene, another motorist had reportedly used their vehicle to block the Porsche in the parking lot.

Mr. Foxley was identified as the vehicle’s owner. He was reportedly found by police slumped over in the driver’s seat with his chin against his chest. He reportedly had difficulty getting out of the vehicle and seemed confused.

Police said Mr. Foxley had bloodshot eyes, flushed cheeks and that an odor of alcohol was from coming from his mouth. He allegedly had difficulty with field sobriety tests.

Mr. Foxley reportedly told police he was coming from Riverside and had consumed one vodka and tonic drink earlier that day. He allegedly registered a .262 and .266 on breathalyzer tests, more than three times the legal limit.