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Drink and Drive, and Drive, and Drive

A Rhode Island man was arrested for DUI four times in less than 30 hours. He was able to post bail after each arrest.

Maybe you should just detain him already
Maybe you should just detain him already

Police in Cumberland first met 53-year-old John Lourenco when he crashed a Dodge pickup truck into an SUV. The driver of the SUV and two child passengers were treated at a local hospital and released. Hours later, Lourenco rear-ended another vehicle, while at the wheel of a Chevy Malibu. Police say his blood alcohol content (BAC) was three times the legal limit. But good ol’ John wasn’t done yet.

His joy ride in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda was then prematurely halted when a fellow driver called the cops to report someone driving erratically — “swerving all across the highway.” When police still didn’t feel he was risk enough to get off the roads, Lourenco took that as a sign. He fired up the dump truck he owns, and soon crashed it into a tree.

Lourenco — still free on bond — is set to appear in court soon. His 30-hour DUI bender is a record for the state.

News Offbeat
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by Danny Inc  
News Editor
Residential Life Magazine


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