Middletown Police Logs: Driving Under the Influence

The following information is based on Middletown Police Department arrest reports and does not indicate any convictions.

report the following recent arrests:

Sally Poole of 42 Bayside Ave., Portsmouth, was arrested on Sunday, March 11, at approximately 8 p.m. on a driving under the influence charge. The 55-year-old woman was also cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test.  

The arresting officer reported Poole was clocked driving at 47 mph in the 25 mph zone. When officers approached the car, he reported her face was red, her eyes were moderately bloodshot, her speech was slurred and her breath had a strong odor of alcohol.

Poole allegedly told officers she had three glasses of wine at a friend’s house in Newport. She reportedly failed all field tests and was then arrested and brought into custody.  

Francis McManus of 115 Col Christopher Green Road, Portsmouth, was arrested Sunday, March 11, at approximately 10:30 p.m. on a driving under the influence charge. Police reported they pulled the 42-year-old man over at the entrance to the Aquidneck Shopping Plaza located at 99 East Main Road because he swerved over the solid fog lines three times and he did not have his rear registration plate illuminated.  

McManus allegedly told the officer he was at his friend’s house in Newport and headed back home to Portsmouth. The officer reported his speech was heavily slurred, his breath smelled of alcohol, his face was reddened and his eyes were bloodshot.

McManus refused to do the pre-exit tests. Officers asked him to get out of the car and reported that he used the car to maintain balance as he walked along the vehicle. Once he got to the rear of the car, McManus allegedly sat on the bumper and refused to stand up.

He refused to perform field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. Officers found two open bottles of Smirnoff Vodka under the driver’s seat.


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