Pawtucket woman charged with DUI after hitting State Police cruiser


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island State Police arrested a Pawtucket woman early Friday morning after she struck a marked police cruiser.

According to troopers, the woman, Kiandra Delarosa, of Pawtucket, was showing signs of impairment and was asked to perform several field sobriety tests – which she failed.

Police said troopers were stopped at a red light on the off ramp from I-95 north to Orms Street in Providence just after 1 a.m. Friday when Delarosa hit their cruiser with her car.

Delarosa’s car then continued through the intersection and turned right onto Orms, where it crossed into the opposite lane of travel, according to police.

Troopers followed the car and were able to pull it over nearby.

After failing the sobriety tests, Delarosa was placed under arrest and taken to RISP headquarters where she was held overnight.

She was arraigned Friday on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicating drugs/ liquor – second offense, and duty to stop for an accident resulting in damage to an attended vehicle.

Delarosa, 22, pleaded not guilty during her arraignment and was released on $10,000 personal recognizance with court-mandated alcohol screenings.

She is due back in court March 18 for a pre-trial hearing.

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