Wakefield man arrested for DUI at school, another for traffic violations

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WAKEFIELD — Wakefield police arrested a man for driving under the influence in the Paul School parking lot during student dismissal on Jan. 31.

At approximately 3 p.m., officers assisting with school crossing noticed a subject, later identified as Ronald Newsome, 61, of Wakefield, down on the ground.

While helping Newsome up, signs of impairment were observed, and he told officers he was there to pick up a student.

Following an investigation and field sobriety tests, Newsome was taken into custody on charges including DUI and Endangering the Welfare of a Child/Incompetent.

Newsome was released with a scheduled court appearance at Ossipee District Court on Feb. 14 at 9 a.m.

Later that evening, around 6 p.m., another traffic stop on White Mountain Highway for line violations led to the arrest of Philip Dupont, 75, of Rochester.

Dupont also showed signs of impairment and failed sobriety tests.

He faces DUI charges and will appear in court on the same date and time as Newsome.

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