Saturday, Jan. 11
Justin R. Albano, 27, of 1 South Drive, was charged with driving while intoxicated after the vehicle he was driving hit a guard rail on West Main Road at the Route 24 off-ramp around 3 a.m.
Police received a report around 3:10 p.m. that a car had nearly struck a man on Oliver Hazard Perry Road after he had been arguing with a female driver. A witness told police two cars were operating on the road at a high rate of speed, with the first being operated by a young female with a male in the front passenger seat. The male exited the vehicle and began arguing with the female still in the vehicle, the witness said. As the male walked toward Fairview Lane, according to the witness, the female driver turned the vehicle around and swerved at the male. She then swerved her car toward the other vehicle, making contact, the witness said. Police did not locate the vehicles.
Sunday, Jan. 12
Ryan Smart, 21, of 3 Veterans Circle, Apt. 3, Newport, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense), after the vehicle he was driving was pulled over for speeding on East Main Road in front of Clements’ Marketplace shortly after 9:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 13
Neda B. Perry, 57, of 31 Inkberry Trail, Narragansett, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense), after the Grand Cherokee she was driving hit a telephone pole on West Main Road near Hedley Street shortly before 7:30 p.m., police said. Ms. Perry was transported to Newport Hospital after complaining of breathing issues and pain to her sides and chest, according to police.