Rhode Island State Police arrest Connecticut man for DUI with two children in car
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – According to the Rhode Island State Police, a Connecticut man was stopped by troopers after they received calls of a suspected impaired driver going at slow speed, drifting from lane to lane and nearly hitting other vehicles on Route 95 South. He was driving an SUV while intoxicated in Providence with 2 children in the back seat.
Late Saturday, troopers pulled over Michael D. Baldwin, 46, who was going 28 mph in a 55 mph zone. After he was stopped, he was asked to perform a field sobriety test and he failed in it. Baldwin was then taken to the police barracks where his BAC was tested and the result showed his BAC level higher than the legal limit.
Police said that the 2 children in the vehicle were his daughters, one 11-year-old and the other 7-year-old. They both were given to their grandfather.
On Sunday, Baldwin was summoned on the charge of driving under the influence of liquor and/or drugs. He was released on his own recognizance.