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Bristol man to police: I can drive faster in Portsmouth

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portsmouth-policeHere are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from the past week.

Wednesday, Aug. 7 

Joshua J. Beaupre, 25, of 38 Jane Howland Place, Seekonk, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after a patrol officer observed him speeding and nearly hitting another car on Bristol Ferry Road at Boyd’s Lane shortly after midnight, police said. Police said Mr. Beaupre appeared disoriented and a small amount of marijuana and marijuana roaches were seized from the vehicle. Mr. Beaupre refused to submit to a chemical test and had an active bench warrant against him from Sixth District Court, according to police.

Salvatore Cucinotti Jr. of Lakeville, Mass., lost control of his motorcycle and hit the ground and a Jersey barrier while taking the West Main Road off-ramp from Route 24 southbound around 6:15 p.m. A witness reported seeing the rear tire kick out after the motorcycle hit a bump, police said. Mr. Cucinotti was taken to Newport Hospital.

Friday, Aug. 9

Edward J. Brant, 20, of 12 Kenneth Ave., was charged with possessing “weapons other than firearms prohibited” and underage possession of alcohol after the vehicle he was driving was pulled over for speeding on East Main Road near Hargraves Drive around 1:30 a.m. There were three passengers in the car and a patrol officer said he detected a strong odor of alcohol. A search of the vehicle turned up a bottle of rum and a pair of metal knuckles, police said.

A 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan driven by Robert C. Pyne of Tiverton hit a utility pole after it veered from the southbound lane of West Main Road near Mail Coach Road around 10 p.m. Mr Pyne was disoriented when a patrol officer arrived but refused medical treatment at the scene, according to police.

Saturday, Aug. 10

Joseph M. Gallagher IV, 23, of 112 Soares Drive, was arrested on an active bench warrant issued by Second District Court for failure to appear for ability to pay. Police went to his home around 6:20 a.m. to make the arrest.

Arthur F. Cardoza, 77, of 74 Fayal Lane, Middletown, was charged with driving while intoxicated (second offense). Police stopped his car on East Main Road around 5:10 p.m. after getting a call from a man to check on a driver’s condition. Mr. Cardoza told police he was coming from the Li’l Bear Lounge in Tiverton, and he refused to submit to a chemical test. While in a cell at police headquarters, Mr. Caroza fell and struck his head on a bench. The Fire Department treated him for a minor laceration, police said.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Brandon A. Armstrong, 26, of 1078 Stafford Road, Tiverton, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense). Police stopped his car for speeding and having a plate light out on East Main Road near Food Works a little after 2 a.m. Mr. Armstrong refused to submit to a chemical test, police said.

Cody M. Field, 18, of 21 Narragansett Ave., was arrested on an active bench warrant issued by Second District Court for failure to appear for an arraignment. Police went to his home at about 5:40 a.m.

Noel E. Poirier, 29, of 6 Harrison St., Bristol, was arrested on two active bench warrants issued from Second District and Sixth District courts. Police made the arrest after stopping Mr. Poirier’s car for speeding on East Main Road in the area of Food Works around 10:20 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 12

Jared C. Roscoe, 18, of 1 Sousa St., Bristol, was charged with reckless driving after police received a complaint of a driver spinning tires and speeding in the area of Devin and King Charles drives around 7:30 p.m. Police said several other young males — all from Bristol — were passengers in the car. When Mr. Roscoe was asked whey they came to Portsmouth, he stated “that Bristol does not have streets like Portsmouth where he can drive his vehicle fast,” according to the police report.

Holly-Ann Turnquist, 24, of 39R State St., Apt. 2B, Bristol, was charged with driving while intoxicated (second offense). Her car was pulled over on Turnpike Avenue near Freeborn Street around 11:40 p.m. after police received a report of an erratic driver. Police found a small bag containing what they believed to be marijuana as well as a marijuana pipe, police said. Ms. Turnquist refused to submit to a chemical test, according to police.

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