Rhode Island cops nab 10 suspected drunken drivers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A holiday weekend crackdown on impaired driving in Rhode Island has resulted in 10 arrests for suspected drunken driving.

WPRI-TV reports that the state’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Task Force announced that the arrests were made on the eve of Thanksgiving and early in the morning of Thanksgiving Day. That time is considered one of the biggest drinking nights of the year.

The task force is made up of police departments from 17 communities as well as state police.

In addition, the task force said one driver was arrested for drug possession, eight were arrested for driving with a suspended license, and 89 others were pulled over for violations including speeding and not wearing a seat belt.

Cranston Chief Michael Winquist said getting impaired drivers off the roads saves lives.

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