PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Cumberland man has been charged with drunken driving four times in just a day and a half.
John Lourenco, 53, was arrested once in Providence on Sunday and three times in Cumberland on Monday – smashing three of his vehicles in collisions with other cars and a tree.
For the first three arrests, Lourenco was released with summonses to the custody of his parents, until he was finally held for arraignment at District Court on Tuesday. At one point, a breathlyzer clocked him at nearly three times the legal limit for alcohol.
Cumberland Police Capt. Douglas Ciullo said he’d never seen anything a streak like this before — and hoped he never saw it again.
Lourenco’s travels began mid-morning Sunday in Providence, where his Dodge pickup crashed into a Pawtucket family’s SUV and injured two small children. A 4-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl riding in the SUV’s backseat were treated at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and released.
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Originally posted 2016-04-02 14:21:28.