UPDATE: Police Arrest Erratic Driver For Stolen Plates

Officers, detective check on dealer plates after stopping car.

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.

Russell Archambault September 06, 2012 at 09:00 PM
well, what happened? ..........suspense.................I wont sleep all night now !
Steve September 06, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Rob Borkowski (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Russell - the driver was arrested. See the update.
Don September 07, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Russell , How did you get this important information so quick ? It happened at 2:15pm and you had a comment ready by 5:00 ! Boy ! You know how to get around ! I Think !
Russell Archambault September 07, 2012 at 12:51 PM
DON i think you mean Rob Borkowski getting information so quick.DON did you happen to notice the phone booth near pepin lumber? I saw ROB entering the booth and not looking the same comming out as he went in. I dont want to sound crazy, but a saw he had some kind of different suit on with what looked to be a blue cape draped on his back. I got out of there real fast so I dont what happenede next.
John Ward Jr. September 07, 2012 at 02:18 PM
I was there,cops told me to stop "rubbernecking".Freakin' police state!


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