CENTRAL FALLS -- A 29-year-old local man was arrested by State Police Saturday night after he was alleged to be operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with his 4-year-old son in the vehicle and not properly seated with child safety restraints.
Colonel Steven G. Oâ€™Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, and Colonel James J. Mendoca, Chief of the Central Falls Police Department, reported that a Trooper and Central Falls Police Officer assigned to the Central Falls Neighborhood Response Team Detail conducted a motor vehicle stop in the city of Central Falls at 10:25 p.m. for traffic violations.
As a result of the ensuing investigation, Aramis Aviles, 29, of 633 Lonsdale Ave., Apt. 1, Central Falls, was charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicating liquor and or drugs, Oâ€™Donnell and Mendoca said.
The trooper and officer observed Aviles to be showing various indicators consistent with intoxication. Mr. Avilesâ€™ four-year old son was also observed to be not properly restrained in the rear seat of the vehicle.
After allegedly failing a series of standardized field sobriety tests at the scene, Aviles was placed under arrest and transported to the State Police Lincoln Woods Barracks where he submitted to a breath test, according to Oâ€™Donnell. The test resulted in blood alcohol content readings of .111% and .113%, Oâ€™Donnell said.
Aviles was also found to have a Sixth District Court bench warrant for failure to appear for payment review on the charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor (a first offense) originating out of the Lincoln Woods Barracks.
He was charged with driving under the influence of liquor and/or drugs (a second offense), and issued a summons for the following traffic violations: headlamps on vehicles, tail lamps required, turn signal required, no seatbeltâ€”operator, child passenger restraint and presence of an alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle. Aviles was held overnight at the Lincoln Woods Barracks and arraigned by a Justice of the Peace in the morning. He was reported to be unable to post the $1,000 with surety bail on the charge of driving under the influence (a second offense), as well as the bail amount on his warrant. Aviles was transported to the ACI and is scheduled to appear at Sixth District Court on Friday, July 11, for pre-arraignment.
His son was released to a family member and the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families notified of the incident, Oâ€™Donnell said.
Oâ€™Donnell said motorists can immediately report dangerous drivers or hazardous roadway conditions to the police by dialing 9-1-1 or *77 on their cell phone.