An East Providence, R.I. man was arrested in Seekonk for allegedly driving drunk for the 11th time.

Vernon Perry, 52, was spotted around 1:20 Saturday morning by Seekonk Patrol Officer Eric Chalifoux driving quickly down Taunton Avenue.

The officer captured Perry’s 2001 Saturn on radar at 52 mph in a 40 zone, and then he noticed the car crossing the double yellow line.

Perry failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested for operating under the influence and negligent operation of a motor vehicle and cited for speeding and failure to stay within marked lanes.

According to driving records, Perry is a habitual offender with 10 prior drunk driving charges on his record.

He will be arraigned in Taunton District Court on Monday.

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2 Responses

  1. Bill Dikant

    There is no reason that there should be an 11TH charge of this Serious crime. This occurs in all States there are no Virgin states. I wish someone would explain to me why is allowable. Does a Rapist get 11 times to pillage before being imprisoned?, likewise with a pedophile,an embezzler,Murderer. I’m here from someone.

    D.W.I. is America’s only socially acceptable crime of violence and damn it 10 Prior arrests are just sickening. N.J. last week sentenced a man to 30 years for serial D.W.I. not a reason for other States to follow suit.

    Bill Dikant, D.W.I. Victim Advocate
    Castleton, N.Y. 12033-1604

  2. Coach Kampper

    This man should be put in jail so that he stays off the roads. I will feel a lot safer as a Rhode Islander with this man in jail. SHAME ON YOU VERNON!!!


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