Man charged with DUI twice in 2 weeks

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GLOCESTER, R.I. (WPRI) — A West Warwick man was arrested Wednesday under suspicion of driving drunk, and police said it was less than two weeks after his last DUI charge.

According to Glocester police, Peter Roy was first pulled over while he was driving down Putnam Pike on June 24. The officers said they could smell alcohol on Roy and noticed his eyes were bloodshot.

Roy, 27, was taken into custody he failed a series of field sobriety tests, police said, and he refused to submit a chemical test.

At his arraignment, Roy pleaded not guilty to a DUI charge and was released on $1,000 personal recognizance. Police said he was also given a summons to appear before the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal for his refusal to submit to the chemical test.

Roy was stopped again on July 4, according to police, after several employees of Camp Aldersgate reported seeing him driving erratically through the property.

Police said Roy again displayed signs of impairment, failed a series of sobriety tests and refused to submit to a chemical test.

Roy pleaded not guilty to another DUI charge and was ordered held held on $5,000 surety bail. He was also charged as a bail violator due to his previous arrest and was ordered held without bail, police said. He was also given a second summons for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Roy is due back in court July 19 for a bail violation hearing. 

Police said Roy pleaded guilty to DUI charges back in 2010 and 2011.

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