Portsmouth High student charged with DWI

Portsmouth High student charged with DWI


Portsmouth police patchPORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week:

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Nina Carter of Portsmouth told police her car was damaged after hitting two different potholes along East Main Road at separate times of the day. The first was at about 9 a.m., the second around 5:30 p.m. The state Department of Transportation (DOT) was notified of the damage.

Dennis J. Coleman, 29, of 20 Main Road, Apt. 3, Tiverton, was charged around 6 p.m. on a bench warrant issued from Third District Court. Police discovered the warrant after stopping Mr. Coleman’s vehicle on West Main Road near Raytheon because it lacked a front license plate.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Scott M. Moberg, 31, of 1 Mill St., Apt. 1309, Tiverton, was picked up on a Portsmouth police warrant for an earlier assault charge at about 9 a.m. Police responded to the Middletown Police Department to transport Mr. Moberg back to the station.

Eric J. Leathem, 30, of 140 Morrison Ave., Middletown, was arrested on a Second District Court warrant for an earlier marijuana possession charge. Police made the arrest after stopping Mr. Leathem for speeding on West Main Road near Stringham Road around 4 p.m.

Zachary A. Rambone, 21, of 233 Nelson St., Fall River, was charged with domestic assault after police responded to a Fox Run Road home for a report of a domestic disturbance around 1:40 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 28

Stephen A. Millard, 62, of 91 Greenfield Ave., Portsmouth was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense), at about 8:30 p.m. Police were checking on the condition of a driver after an employee of Allen’s Wine and Spirits reported that he had refused service to a male who appeared to have been intoxicated. The man left the scene and headed south on East Main Road, police said. After getting a description of the car, police stopped it in front of the police station.

Jenny Martinez of Portsmouth told police her vehicle’s suspension broke after it hit a pothole Feb. 23 in front of St. Barnabas Church while she was driving north on East Main Road. Police said they had received several calls about the large pothole that evening and throughout the week. Ms. Martinez was told to seek reimbursement costs through the state.

Saturday, March 1

Police said someone had illegally dumped a love seat on the sidewalk near the seawall along Park Avenue at Narragansett Avenue. A DOT representative was notified and said he would send someone to remove the sofa.

Sunday, March 2

A 17-year-old Portsmouth High School student was charged with driving while intoxicated after a police officer spotted his car drifting between lanes on Route 24 northbound. Police stopped the car in the parking lot of Founder’s Brook Motel and Suites on Boyd’s Lane shortly before 3 a.m. The juvenile, who had a Rhode Island provisional driver’s license, displayed bloodshot, glassy and watery eyes and had the smell of alcohol on his breath, police said. According to police, the boy said he had consumed alcohol at the basketball game at PHS Saturday night. “It should be noted that the juvenile requested multiple times that if we could ‘help him’ as he was a ‘three-sport athlete,’” stated the report filed by Patrol Officer James C. Francis. There were two other male PHS students in the car, ages 17 and 18, police said. According to police, the driver failed a field sobriety test and was released to the custody of his mother. He will appear in Family Court at a late date. The two passengers were released.

Matthew M. O’Brien, 25, of 18 Harvest Drive, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after his car hit a stone wall in the parking lot of Inflicting Ink Tattoo Studio, 2968 East Main Road, shortly before midnight, according to police. An open can of cold beer was found in the center console of the vehicle, police said.

Monday, March 3

Deborah M. Ross, 56, of 112 Fieldstone Lane, Tiverton, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after her car was stopped for speeding shortly after midnight on the Route 24 northbound on-ramp at Turnpike Avenue.