Woonsocket Police Sgt. Kenneth Marcotte was observing traffic at Market Square Feb. 14 at about 1 a.m. when he observed a grey Nissan speeding out of Ye Olde English Fish and Chips parking lot onto River Street.
Marcotte followed, clocking the car at 40 mph in a 25 mph zone as it turned left on Providence Street, continuing at speeds in excess of 35 mph. The car swerved into traffic at the intersection of Providence Street and Coe Street, at which time Marcotte decided to pull the car over.
That was not a popular decision with the driver, Julie Scorzello, 31, of 344 Providence St., Apt. basement, who, after being hearing the reason for the stop, informed Marcotte he was full of fecal material, although not in those words, according to his report.
Marcotte noticed an odor of alcohol from Scorzello, and reported her eyes were bloodshot and her speech was slurred. Marcotte reported Scorzello told him she had worked 12 hours and had gone out for drinks at the City Side bar.
Marcotte administered a sobriety test, which Scorzello failed, losing balance twice during a walk and turn and putting her leg down for balance during the one-leg stand. Those results earned her an arrest for DUI, which she protested, referring to the entire process as bull fecal matter, although not in those words.
Marcotte arrested Scorzello, and an inventory of her car revealed six empty Southern Comfort nips in the center console. Scorzello screamed at Marcotte on the ride to Woonsocket Police Headquarters, refused to walk inside on her own, requiring Marcotte to drag her, and screamed some more.
She told Marcotte she had has two vodka and sodas and a shot during the hour she was at the bar and had last had food at 9:30 p.m.
Scorzello was charged with DUI, alcohol, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.