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Tiverton mom charged with DUI; Crack cocaine found in cigarette box

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Driving under the influence (DUI) charges and a crack cocaine possession charge topped Portsmouth police reports this week. Featured below are reports from this week’s arrests. 

Middletown woman charged with possession of crack cocaine 

Dawn Marie Greene, 36, of 1225 Aquidneck Ave., Apt. 2, Middletown, was arrested on March 2 at 10 p.m. 

On Thursday, March 2, at approximately 9:18 p.m., a police cruiser was traveling southbound on West Main Road near Raytheon when the officer observed a vehicle leave the lane of travel and strike a curb twice. The vehicle was stopped on West Main Road near Redwood Road. Inside the vehicle were a male driver and three passengers: Greene, an adult male and a 7-year-old boy, the driver’s son. 

While walking towards the vehicle, the officer observed the passengers reaching throughout the vehicle. When asked why they were reaching around, the passengers told the officer they were helping the driver find his wallet, which allegedly dropped when the vehicle struck the curb. 

The driver told police he picked up the 2 passengers in Providence and was giving them a ride home. The officer noticed an open, empty Narragansett beer can on the driver’s side, rear passenger floor. The officer also detected an odor of alcohol. The driver told police he had not consumed any alcohol; however, the two adult passengers told police they had been drinking “most of the night.” A check of the passenger’s identity revealed a prior narcotics charge. 

While searching Greene, the officer say they discovered a crack pipe in her front jacket pocket. Insider her front pocket was a cigarette box, which contained 10 cigarettes. When police removed the cigarettes, they discovered a small, clear bag of crack cocaine. Both the driver and other passenger denied knowledge of the pipe and crack cocaine. 

Greene was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule I, II, III, IV, or V. 


Portsmouth teen charged with simple assault and battery 

A 16-year-old Portsmouth male was arrested on March 1 at 1:11 p.m. and charged with domestic, simple assault and battery.

Police were called to Portsmouth High School on March 1 at 12:29 p.m. for an alleged assault between a male teenager and a female teenager. According to police reports, the two teens began to argue in a hallway. As the two teens descended the staircase, the male asked the female multiple times to leave him alone, according to police reports. He then allegedly pushed her in the chest area.

A no-contact order was issued at the scene. The case was turned over to Family Court in Newport.


Little Compton man charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver

Duke Odysseus Julian, 20, of 6 East Main Road, Little Compton, was arrested on Feb. 27 at 7:58 p.m. and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, a felony, and driving after denial, suspension, revocation of license.

On Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., police observed a vehicle enter Park Avenue from Boyd’s Lane without stopping at the stop sign. The vehicle was pulled over on Park Avenue at Boyd’s Lane. After checking the driver’s identification, the officer discovered the driver’s license was suspended.

During a search of the vehicle, police discovered a scale commonly used to weigh marijuana. In the trunk, police found a “large amount” of what appeared to be marijuana in two sealed bags. The marijuana was later found to weigh approximately 18 ounces.


Tiverton man charged with DUI

Phillip Christopher Dugan, 29, of 38 Beardsworth Road, Tiverton, was arrested on Feb. 25, at 1:26 a.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

On Feb. 25, at 1:07 a.m., a police officer in a cruiser traveling north on West Main Road in the area of Turkey Hill observed a vehicle drift over the lane divider. The vehicle was stopped in the area of Turnpike Avenue. The suspect immediately told police he was “10 minutes from home,” according to police reports.

The officer observed the driver’s eyes appeared to be watery and glassy. The officer also detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The driver told the officer he consumed 4 to 5 beers at a friend’s house in Newport. After failing a field sobriety test, Dugan was transported to the police station, where he refused a chemical test. 


Tiverton woman charged with DUI after picking daughter up at school

Susan Marie Boulay, 51, of 86 Daniel T Church Road, Tiverton, was arrested on Feb. 24 at 3:46 p.m. and charged with the following: DUI, first offense, Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) unknown; duty to stop, accident resulting, damage to attended vehicle; and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

On Feb. 24, at 3:14 p.m., police were dispatched to a hit and run accident on East Main Road in the area of Stubtoe Lane. The accident was reported by a caller, who told police they saw the suspected vehicle driving southbound to the Pennfield School. Police were unable to find the vehicle, but responded to DeCastro’s fruit stand where the driver of the damaged vehicle was waiting.

The victim provided a description of the vehicle and driver to police. Shortly after leaving the accident scene, police observed a vehicle matching the victim’s description traveling northbound on East Main Road in the area of Clements’ Marketplace. The vehicle was stopped in the area of East Main Road and Church Lane. The operator, identified as Boulay, was asked why she left the scene of an accident. She replied, according to the police report, “It wasn’t really an accident. I just sideswiped the other vehicle.”

Boulay told police she was in a hurry to pick up her daughter from the Pennfield School, according to police reports. However, Boulay’s teen daughter was sitting in the passenger seat at the time, according to police.

The officer observed an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The driver’s eyes appeared to be watery, bloodshot and glassy. Police asked the driver if she had consumed any alcoholic beverages, in which she stated she had 2 glasses of wine at lunch, according to police reports. She told police she was okay and “not drunk,” according to reports. 

After failing a field sobriety test, Boulay was transported to police headquarters, where she refused a chemical test. 

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