State Police Holiday "Click It or Ticket" Yields More Than 200 Seatbelt Violations

The following are enforcement results for this year's State Police Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign.

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announced today that during the Thanksgiving Day Holiday period, the Rhode Island State Police joined state and local police across the nation in the “Click-It or Ticket” campaign.

The Rhode Island State Police deployed additional patrols throughout the State with funding obtained through the Rhode Island Department of Transportation Office on Highway Safety. These additional patrols targeted speeders, drunk and drugged drivers, as well as child restraint and seat belt violators. The following is the activity handled by the State Police patrols during the holiday weekend from Nov. 22-27, 2012: 

  • Arrested 10 individuals for DUI
  • Issued 749 moving violations
  • Issued 214 summonses for seatbelt or child restraint violations
  • Investigated 41 motor vehicle crashes

The following individuals were arrested for Driving Under the Influence: 

  1. Angel O. Rodriguez, 41, of Providence, RI
  2. Jeronimo Gonzalez, 25, of Providence, RI
  3. Kirk A. Sollars, 42, of Warwick, RI
  4. David A. Cormier, 53, of Riverside, RI
  5. Kevin T. Mann, 19, of Providence, RI
  6. Miguel A. Lopez, 30, of East providence, RI
  7. Pablo Tavarez, 31, of Providence, RI
  8. Joshua J. Laperle, 28, of Pawtucket, RI
  9. Stephen D. Rather, 32, of West Warwick, RI
  10. Brian D. Chamberlain, 59, of East Douglas, MA

One of the missions of the Rhode Island State Police is to enforce all motor vehicle violations and to actively pursue aggressive and impaired drivers. The enhanced enforcement and promotional efforts helped produce a safer and fatality-free holiday weekend.

“It was a productive “Click-It or Ticket” campaign and an aggressive DUI enforcement initiative by our members," said Colonel O’Donnell. "However, we would have preferred that the impaired drivers chose not to operate a motor vehicle and put themselves and others at great risk. We all set our sights and hope for the day that we no longer have to make impaired driving arrests.”

Sunny Shores November 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Great work, now if they could get the "distracted drivers" off the road we'd all be a lot safer.
JoBobDing November 29, 2012 at 03:50 PM
"Hi, welcomwe to RI. Happy Holidays and here's a ticket. So sad to hear you dont have a job. Dont worry about us Troopers,we get paid no matter what. Dont forget to pay your ticket. Happy Holidays."


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