Tiverton Police: Tiverton Man Drives Double The Speed Limit On Rt. 24, Faces Second DUI

All arrests information is based solely on reports provided by the Tiverton Police Department. Arrests do not necessarily indicate convictions.


21-Year-Old Tiverton Man Charged With Second DUI, Driving Double The Speed Limit On Route 24

Marc Miller, 21, of 95 Topsail Drive, Tiverton, was arrested on Friday, Dec. 15 at 2:53 a.m. and charged with driving under the influence, second offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Tiverton Police observed Miller's vehicle speeding on Route 24 south near the Sakonnet River Bridge after an officer clocked him driving more than double the speed limit. Police allege Miller was driving 82 mph in a marked 40 mph zone.

Miller took the Main Road off ramp and police initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Main and Souza roads. Police observed signs of intoxication as they approached Miller and asked him to submit to a field sobriety test. He refused. Police allegedly found an open alcohol container in Miller's car.

Miller later refused a chemical breath test at the station and was arrested on suspicion of drunken-driving. No arraignment information was available at press time.

Tiverton Man Charged With Domestic Disorderly After Argument

Robert Powell, 43, of 14 Evans Ave, Tiverton, was arrested on Monday, Dec. 10 at 8:57 a.m. and charged with disorderly conduct. According to Tiverton Police reports, Powell turned himself into police headquarters following a Dec. 9 incident where he allegedly smashed items in the home he shares with his 50-year-old girlfriend.

On Dec. 8 at 10:34 p.m. police respond to Powell's Evans Avenue home for a report of a domestic argument. Powell's girlfriend told police that the couple had argued and Powell broke items in the apartment. Powell was not home by the time police arrived, but chains and a smashed cash box were allegedly broken by him. A warrant was not issued because Powell turned himself in within 24 hours of the domestic incident. He was transported that morning to Second Division District Court for arraignment.

Property Dispute Turns To Vandalism

Elaine M. Barboza, 63, of 18 Shore Road, Tiverton, was arrested on Tuesday Dec. 11 and charged with vandalism. Barboza allegedly vandalized a property on Shore Road. According to police reports, Barboza and a neighbor are engaged in a dispute over ownership of the parcel in question. It is alleged that Barboza went onto the property, took down yellow tape and a no parking sign. She then reportedly threw the sign onto the rocks, damaging it. No arraignment information was available at press time.

19-Year-Old Faces Domestic Charges

Jason Jones, 19, of 9 Shove St., Tiverton was arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11:26 a.m. and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and violation of a no contact order. According to police reports, Jones fought with his mother over the phone and began smashing things in her house. Jones' mother called police and informed them of the situation at her home and told them that her son was at her residence with his girlfriend - with whom he has an active no contact order.

Jones was arrested and although his girlfriend was not at the home when police arrived, he admitted to violating the no contact order.


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