WARREN, R.I. (WPRI) — Warren police say an off-duty member of their department was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with DUI.
Investigators say Patrolman Adam Floor was driving his personal truck north on Metacom Avenue when he went off the road, hit a utility pole, then struck a porch of house before coming to a stop.
12 News cameras were on the scene around 3 a.m. and captured video of the front of Floor’s truck wedged into the home’s porch.
It’s a crash neighbor Jared Sousa heard outside his home.
“I heard a very loud, it wasn’t a screech, more of a sliding sound like shh, then a loud boom,” he said.
Sousa said he ran to see if everyone was okay and was surprised to see someone he knew behind the wheel.
“When I got there I noticed it was someone I went to high school with and a member of the Warren Police Department,” he said.
Police said no one was injured as a result of the crash.
Sousa stayed on scene for the next couple of hours. He said Floor is someone who is supposed to enforce the law and needs to be held accountable.
“It took them about an hour to an hour and a half before sobriety tests started. I’m not sure that someone who is arrested for driving under the influence should be allowed inside a cruiser or a police officer at all,” he said.
“You know, whether it’s me or another police officer, everyone should be held to the same standard,” Richard Allaire said.
The chef and owner of neighboring Metacom Kitchen said an accident on this roadway isn’t surprising.
Richard Allaire said a driver hit the building he now owns a few years ago. He told 12 News, something needs to change.
“I think some kind of like traffic light to slow things down. The problem is the two lanes merge right in front of the business and all day you hear cars beeping at each other because no one wants to give up,” he said.
Police said Floor was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test.
He was pre-arraigned at the Warren Police Department by a Justice of the Peace and was released on personal recognizance.
He is scheduled for a full arraignment on Friday.
12 News reached out to Floor, but have not heard back.