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CT Man Charged With DUI With Child In Car

Matthew Chouinard
Matthew Chouinard Photo Credit: Rhode Island State Police

A 35-year-old Connecticut man was busted in Rhode Island for allegedly driving drunk with a 4-year--old in the car.

Matthew Chouinard, of Pomfret, was arrested at approximately 8:20 p.m. Sunday, on I-95 North in Richmond after troopers spotted a vehicle being operated erratically, with no headlights or taillights on well after sunset. A four-year-old child was in the car at the time, said Rhode Island State Police Spokeswoman Laura Kirk.

Chouinard was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor or drugs, second offense, blood-alcohol content unknown, with a child under the age of 13. He was also charged with failure to submit to a blood-alcohol test.

He was also charged with a laned roadway violation; the presence of alcoholic beverage while operating or riding in a motor vehicle, and driving without lights when required, Kirk said.

Chouinard was processed at the Hope Valley Barracks and released, pending a future court appearance. The child was released to relatives.

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