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.