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Woonsocket Police Charge Man With DUI After Crash, Open Beer in Car

The following arrest information was provided by the Woonsocket Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

 

On Monday, May 20, at about 4:55 p.m., Woonsocket Police Officer Jason Berthelette responded to 16 Federal St. for a report of a car crash. 

Berthelette arrived and saw the gray 2006 Volvo driven by Glenn Teper, 55, of 62 Francis St., Woonsocket, in the middle of the road. Teper said he'd been driving on Federal Street when the car in front of him stopped and attempted to back into a parking spot, striking his car, according to the report.

Berthelette noted in his report that during the conversation, Teper displayed bloodshot eyes, flushed face and a strong odor of alcohol. The officer also observed an open beer can in the center console of Teper's car. When asked if he'd been drinking, Teper replied, "Yes, I had a few beers," according to the report.

During a series of sobriety tests, Teper failed the walk and turn and one-leg stand, failing to take the correct number of steps and making an improper turn on the first, then losing balance on the second.  He refused a preliminary breath test. At the station, he consented to a breathalyzer test, recording a .121 and .115.

Teper was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with an expired license, operating a vehicle with an open alcoholic beverage container, and refusing to submit to a preliminary breath test.

Russell Archambault May 22, 2013 at 08:21 PM
Most burger king cashiers don't have a car anyway. At 7.50 per hour, how could they.It takes a week of pay just to buy a pair of shoes.
Liam Lucchesi May 22, 2013 at 09:08 PM
You're still bickering over miniscule details and what-ifs. A psychological discussion over one phrase I used isn't the issue. The issue is Glenn Teper was involved in an accident, the police were called to the scene, and they confirmed he was driving while intoxicated. Second, this is a DUI offense. No one is getting thrown in jail. Teper was arrested and put in a cell until he was probably bailed out a few hours later and told to re-appear in court at a future date. From what I can tell on courtconnect.courts.ri.gov/‎ which is public arrest record, Teper has never been charged with DUI in RI unless it was expunged in the past. If he's found guilty of his charges, his license will be suspended for a certain period of time, he'll have mandatory court costs, and will be required to participate in a substance abuse program. Judging from court connect, your father isn't a life long criminal. It sounds like he has a problem with alcohol and the legal system will steer him in the right direction and put him in substance abuse classes. He's part of the small percentage in Woonsocket that will learn from his mistakes. He was a .121, it's that simple, cut and dry. It's 1.5 times the legal limit. The federal government is lowering the limit to .05 and those with commercial licenses aren't allowed to be above a .03, even when they're not working. .08 is too high and Teper was a .121 Diverting the blame to everyone else doesn't excuse Teper from his wrongdoing
Frankie May 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM
Adam, I don't drink....never have, most likely never will. So I can say with a VERY clear conscience that I have NEVER gotten behind a wheel after having drinks. You can try to justify your father's actions all you want, but know this. He was arrested. He gave a breathalizer. He was legally drunk. He was driving that way. He had open beer in his car. Done.
Jane O. May 23, 2013 at 01:13 PM
out of control. move on.
Shaniqua June 10, 2013 at 05:45 AM
How is it he can be charged with refusing to submit to a PBT when they are inadmissable at court. What is really messed up is that the officer charged him with it and the subject submitted to a chemical test at the station which is admissable.. Just more bullshit charges so the cops can ruin our lives. Considering they break the law all the time but got the get out of jail badge.

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