Bristol police: Woman chases down intoxicated driver after alleged hit and run

Bristol police: Woman chases down intoxicated driver after alleged hit and run


bpd signWednesday, May 1
At 7:42 a.m. a man turned himself in at police headquarters after an investigation of fraudulent credit card use led to the owner of a former Bristol business. According to police, on April 4 a woman reported that her debit card number had been used and there was money missing from her account. An investigation by bank officials and Bristol police discovered that Wayne A. Medeiros-Irving, 27, of East Providence allegedly stole the woman’s debit card number after she made purchases with it at Mr. Irving’s business, East Bay Wellness Center on Wood Street. The debit card was used to pay Mr. Irving’s phone bill. He was charged with unlawful appropriation/bank officer/under $1,000 and was taken to Sixth District Court for his arraignment.

Thursday, May 2
Police went to a Narrows Road residence to locate a man who was wanted on a 24 hour domestic violence warrant issued by Newport police. When police determined that he was not home, they found Timothy M. Morris, 41, of 41 Narrows Road at his place of employment. Mr. Morris was arrested at 6:15 p.m. and taken to police headquarters.

Saturday, May 4
Police were called to the south entrance of Roger Williams University at 2:44 a.m. where public safety officers had a confrontation with an intoxicated student. Daniel Riggott, 19, of Glastonbury, Conn. appeared intoxicated and an ambulance was called. When officers attempted to assist getting Mr. Riggott into the ambulance, he began spitting and pushed an officer, falling on top of him. Continuing to be belligerent, Mr. Riggott tore the officer’s badge and nameplate from his uniform. The officers used pepper spray to subdue the man and made the arrest. Mr. Riggott was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Responding to a call of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Metacom Avenue and Tupelo Street at 7:57 a.m., police arrived to find no sign of an accident. A short distance down the road, police observed a woman screaming. According to police, Scott D. Lemieux, 51, of Garner, Mass. allegedly struck the back of the woman’s car then drove around her and sped off. The woman followed him into a parking lot on Metacom Ave. where he allegedly put his vehicle into reverse and struck her car again. Police said that there was an odor of alcohol coming from Mr. Lemieux and he could not successfully complete the field sobriety test. Mr. Lemieux was charged with driving under the influence of liquor and duty to stop accident resulting/damage to attended vehicle.

At 3:58 p.m., police observed an occupant of a vehicle on Westwood Road that was known to them as having a warrant. Police stopped the car and arrested Jason M. Galuppo, 27, of 42 Opechee Drive, charging him on the warrant issued by Sixth District Court for failure to appear for a cost review.

Sunday, May 5
After receiving a report from a motorist who observe a reckless driver traveling south on Hope Street at 11:31 p.m., police responded to the area. Police followed the vehicle, watching as it allegedly crossed over the double yellow lines and straddled them for a distance before stopping abruptly. Police continued to follow and pulled the car over when it stopped at a green light signal. The driver, Nicholas DiLorenzo, 24, of Seekonk, Mass. had an odor of alcohol and there was an empty bottle of liquor on the rear floor. When Mr. DiLorenzo could not successfully complete the field sobriety test, he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of liquor.


  1. Lemieux has been arrested in the past for drinking and driving. What is it going to take for that ignorant selfish man to be tossed behind bars for a few years? Does he have to kill someone first? I don’t know how the judges in this state are able to look themselves in the mirror every morning. They disgust me!