Update:6:11 p.m.: Public Information Officer Det. Jamie Paone said officers arrested the driver of a green Honda stopped by a police detective this afternoon, charging him with stealing the license plates on the car he was driving.
Joseph Brunetti, 45, was stopped by a Woonsocket Police Detective in an unmarked car at about 2:15 p.m. on Cumberland Hill Road after the detective noticed Brunetti was driving erratically.
A check of the dealer plates attached to the car showed they were stolen, and Brunetti was arrested. He was released with a court summons to answer the charges.
2:45 p.m.: Today at about 2:15 p.m., three Woonsocket Police cruisers and an unmarked detective car were parked around a green Honda stopped on Cumberland Hill Road near True Value and Pepin Lumber.
Traffic was slowing briefly as drivers paused for a look at the scene, which included the driver of the vehicle seated on the sidewalk near his car, his hands restrained behind him.
Public Information Officer Det. Jamie Paone said a detective had spotted the driver operating erratically and pulled the car over. Since it had dealer's plates, officers were working to make sure the car's registration checked out.