UXBRIDGE â An Uxbridge police officer Tuesday was injured in a crash police say was caused by a drunk driver on Douglas Street.
Officer Kevin Sullivan was on routine patrol just before 11 p.m. at the intersection of Douglas Street and Route 146 when his cruiser was cut off by another driver, causing the cruiser to crash into the car.
The crash left the cruiser disabled, but the driver of the car that cut Sullivan off, Roger Fournier, 34, of Woonsocket, fled the scene. He was apprehended a short distance away by Uxbridge Police Sgt. David Bergeron, who determined that Fournier was impaired.
In response to the seemingly never-ending heavy amounts of snowfall, Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials huddled up with high school basketball coaches last week and opted to extend the regular season by two days.
Good thinking, as Monday’s snowstorm brought with it a slew of postponed games and more headaches as far as rescheduling.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â This winterâs record-setting stretch of snow is not only weighing on the patience of snow-weary Northern Rhode Islanders, itâs weighing down roofs where heavy loads of snow and ice have many fearing snow-related building collapses.
âIâve been in the roofing business for 20 years and the only other winter I can remember being this bad was the one we had four years ago,â says Shaun Reilly, president of Above All Roofing on Eddie Dowling Highway, a roofing and home improvement company that also provides local roof snow removal.