Ruggerio admits he refused a breath test; license suspendedApril 3rd, 2012 at 3:25 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio admitted on Tuesday he refused to take a Breathalyzer test when Barrington Police stopped him on suspicion of drunk driving a week ago.
Ruggerio, D-North Providence, appeared before the Traffic Tribunal on Tuesday, nearly a week after the incident in Barrington last Wednesday. Police said Ruggerio’s arrest was prompted by a 911 call at 12:09 a.m. about an erratic driver on Wampanoag Trail near Vitullo Farm.
Prosecutors will drop the charge of driving under the influence against Ruggerio in a separate court appearance on Wednesday. The majority leader will lose his license for six months because he refused the breath test.