1540 WADK.com Updates

State police say a wrong-way driver who killed himself and a Jamestown police officer in a crash on Interstate 95 had alcohol and marijuana in his system.

State police on Friday released the findings of their investigation into the May 23 head-on accident in East Greenwich.

Troopers say 23-year-old Dejae Pizarro of Bedford, Massachusetts, drove his car northbound on I-95 southbound and struck another car driven by 24-year-old Ryan Bourque of Coventry shortly after midnight.

Bourque was heading home after finishing a shift as a Jamestown police officer and died on the one-year anniversary of his graduation from the police academy.

Authorities said a toxicology report showed Pizarro's blood-alcohol content was 0.195, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08. The report said he also had marijuana in his system.

Weather

 

RI EMERGENCY MANAGMENT


Hurricane Preparedness


SnoCountry



On Facebook