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Man arrested for drunken driving with child in backseat

July 30, 2018

RICHMOND, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say they have arrested a Connecticut man that was allegedly drunken driving with a child in the vehicle.

WPRI-TV reports troopers pulled over 35-year-old Matthew Chouinard of Pomfret on Interstate 95 in Richmond on Sunday night.

Officials say Chouinard was driving erratically with no headlights or taillights on. Police noticed he had a 4-year-old in the car and an open container of alcohol.

He has been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor with a child under the age of 13.

Police say the child in the vehicle was released to relatives, and Chouinard was processed and released pending a future court appearance.

A working number for Chouinard could not be found.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com

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