Portsmouth Police busy with DUI arrests

Posted 11/30/21

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report: 

Tuesday, Nov. 23

Joseph N. Allard, 46, of 53 Cornell Drive, was charged with driving after his …

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Portsmouth Police busy with DUI arrests

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report: 

Tuesday, Nov. 23

Joseph N. Allard, 46, of 53 Cornell Drive, was charged with driving after his license had been denied, revoked or suspended (first offense). Police discovered Mr. Allard had a suspended license for a previous charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a motor vehicle stop on East Main Road at Hillside Road around 9:30 a.m.

Robert E. Smith, 51, of 543 Park Ave. 1, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct and arrested at his home around 1 p.m. Smith had charges pending from an incident with officers the previous night, police said. 

Thomas F. Linhares, 71, of 182 West Main Road, was charged with domestic assault, as well as domestic vandalism resulting in property damage. Police made the arrest after responding to an Anselmo Drive home to investigate a report of a dispute between neighbors that had become physical. 

Wednesday, Nov. 24

Phan B. Ram, 41, of 108 Hamlet St. 1W, Fall River, was charged with DUI while a child under 13 was in her car (first offense). Her vehicle was pulled over on West Main Road around 9:20 p.m. for several moving violations, according to police. 

Thursday, Nov. 25

Devin J. Richardson, 28, of 969 West Main Road 10104, Middletown, was charged with DUI (second offense), after being pulled over on Stringham Road around 1:40 a.m. for multiple moving violations. 

Derek T. Ambrose, 26, of 13 Garfield St., Newport, was charged with DUI (first offense) after his vehicle was pulled over on West Main Road in front of Melville School around 4:40 p.m. because it was observed nearly striking a curb, according to police. 

Rebecca L. Bottai, 27, of 164 Blueberry Lane, Charlestown, was charged with DUI (first offense) following a motor vehicle stop on Route 24 around 11:40 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 27

Mikaela P. Bolton, 22, of 124 Bayview Ave., Berkley, Mass., was charged with DUI (first offense) after being pulled over on Route 24 around 2 a.m. for laned roadway violations. She was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test, according to police. 

Scott A. Magness, 45, of 77 Kenneth Ave., Warwick, was charged with two counts of issuing fraudulent checks (under $1,000). A charges were the result of an investigation by the Portsmouth Police Department’s Detective Division, which issued an affidavit warrant for Magness’s arrest. He was arrested by the Narragansett Police Department at about 4 a.m., police said. 

Rachel E. Sanzi, 28, of 15 Everbloom Drive, Johnston, was charged with DUI (first offense) after being stopped on East Main Road around 5:15 p.m. because she was operating her vehicle erratically, police said. 

Sunday, Nov. 28 

Christopher J. Bert, 59, of 185 Bay View Ave., was charged with DUI (first offense) after police reported to the Mt. Hope Animal Hospital to check on a “suspicious” vehicle. Bert was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said.

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