Ex-Sen. Levesque joined Ruggerio, Ciccone at Barrington PDApril 6th, 2012 at 6:00 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) – Former state Sen. Charles Levesque joined Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio and state Sen. Frank Ciccone at the Barrington police station the night Ruggerio was arrested.
It’s unclear why Levesque was at the station that night. Reached by phone at his Middletown law office on Thursday afternoon, Levesque cut off a reporter’s initial question by saying: “It’s over.”
Pressed on whether he gave Ruggerio or Ciccone a ride home that night, Levesque told WPRI.com: “You know what? It’s over. Have a good day.” Then he hung up.
Ruggerio told officers he had just one drink prior to his arrest – described as “1 Hard Liquor – 6 ounces with ice” – and he said the only food he’d eaten that day was a banana for breakfast at 10:30 a.m.
The justice of the peace who arraigned Ruggerio was yet another one-time lawmaker: former state Rep. Fausto Anguilla, D-Bristol, who retired in 2006. But Anguilla said on Thursday night his service in the General Assembly had nothing to do with Barrington Police calling him to the station last week.
(photo: General Assembly)