Woonsocket Police Officer Andrew Girard was patrolling Sept. 25 at 1:30 a.m. when he spotted a silver Volvo parked in the middle of Wilcox Street, running, headlights on, driver's side ajar, with a man who appeared to be urinating nearby.
The man confirmed Girard's assessment of the situation shortly after finishing and climbing into the Volvo's driver's seat as the officer approached. Girard asked the man, later identified as Carlos Camarena, 25, of 904 Broad St., Apt. 1FL, Providence, to turn off the car, which he did, according to Girard's report.
Camarena told Girard he was on his way to Morin Heights Boulevard from Providence and had just stopped to relieve himself. Girard noted in his report that Camarena slurred his speech, his breath smelled of alcohol, and his eyes were bloodshot. Girard asked how much Camarena had had to drink, and the driver said he hadn't been drinking. Girard noted there were two mostly empty Corona bottles in plain view behind the driver's seat.
Girard administered a field sobriety test, which Camarena failed, showing lack of smooth pursuit of his eyes, making an improper turn and using his arms for balance during the walk and turn and using both feet during the one-leg stand.
Girard arrested Camarena, taking him to Woonsocket Police Headquarters at 242 Clinton St., where he refused a chemical test. He was charged with DUI, first offense, blood alcohol unknown, refusing a chemical test, and issued a citation for the presence of an alcoholic beverage in his motor vehicle.
Camarena's passenger, Oscar Camarena, 22, of 904 Broad St., Providence, had a RI Superior Court warrant for his arrest for failing to appear. Girard arrested him on the warrant.