PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island State Police were busy over the New Year’s period, making a series of arrests stemming from traffic stops, including DUI charges and warrant violations.
On Dec. 31 at 10:33 a.m., Troopers Pronk and Konieczny from the Lincoln Woods Barracks arrested Angel Pagan, 45, of Providence, on a Sixth District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Arraignment on the original charge of Driving Without/Expired License.
The arrest was the result of a vehicle stop on Elmwood Avenue.
Pagan was processed at the barracks and turned over to the Adult Correctional Institute – Men’s Intake Center.
Early New Year’s Day at 3:05 a.m., Trooper Read apprehended Franchesca Velez, 36, also of Providence, for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs – 1st Offense, with a Blood Alcohol Content between .08 and .10, as determined by two tests showing .087 and .083 respectively.
The arrest took place following a stop on Route 146 in Lincoln.
Velez was processed at the Lincoln Woods Barracks, arraigned by the Justice of the Peace, and released to a responsible adult.
Shortly after, at 3:55 a.m., Trooper Ramos arrested Henry Pena Lebron, 30, of Cranston, for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Drugs – 1st Offense, with BAC Unknown, and 2.) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test.
This arrest occurred after a motor vehicle stop on Route 10 in Cranston.
Pena Lebron was also processed at the barracks, arraigned by the Justice of the Peace, and released to a responsible adult.
The Rhode Island State Police continue to enforce traffic laws vigorously and remind drivers of the dangers of driving under the influence, especially during holiday celebrations.