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