Po­lice: Blood al­co­hol con­tent more than 3 times le­gal level

Woonsocket woman with 5 chil­dren in ve­hi­cle faces DUI charges

Woonsocket Call - - FRONT PAGE - By RUSS OLIVO ro­livo@woonsock­et­call.com Fol­low Russ Olivo on Twit­ter @rus­so­livo

LIN­COLN — A Woonsocket woman is fac­ing charges of drunk driv­ing at more than three times the le­gal limit while trav­el­ing in

Lin­coln Woods State Park with five chil­dren in her ve­hi­cle.

Leah Beatriz Du­ran, 41, of

144 Park Place, was ar­rested about 3:15 Wed­nes­day after­noon af­ter a mem­ber of the beach staff no­ti­fied park po­lice that a woman sus­pected of be­ing in­tox­i­cated was pre­par­ing to leave the park in her mini­van with the chil­dren, ages 7 months to 10 years old, ac­cord­ing to Col. Ann As­sumpico, su­per­in­ten­dent of the state po­lice.

When of­fi­cers from the De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment con­fronted Du­ran, she al­legedly backed into one of the of­fi­cers’ trucks in an at­tempt to flee. No one was in­jured.

Troop­ers from the Lin­coln Woods bar­racks later ar­rested Du­ran for driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence. As­sumpico said Breath­a­lyzer read­ings showed her blood al­co­hol con­tent (BAC) to be .279 and .277 on two suc­ces­sive tests. It’s un­law­ful to drive with a BAC higher than .08.

Du­ran was charged with op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle un­der the in­flu­ence of liquor, first of­fense, BAC .15 or greater, with a child un­der the age of 13; and driv­ing on a sus­pended li­cense. She was also cited for op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle with­out ev­i­dence of in­surance; fail­ure to main­tain con­trol of a ve­hi­cle; and fail­ure to carry an op­er­a­tor’s per­mit for ex­hibit to po­lice on de­mand.

She was booked at the Lin­coln Woods bar­racks and re­leased pend­ing an ap­pear­ance in Third District Court on July 24.


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