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Police Officer Injured by Drunk Driver



    Police Officer Injured by Drunk Driver
    North Kingstown Police Department
    Melanie Davis

    A Narragansett woman has been charged with drunken driving after authorities say she crashed her car into a police cruiser and injured a North Kingstown officer.

    Police say the accident happened on Tower Hill Road near Winsome Drive shortly before 9:30 p.m. Friday.

    Authorities say Officer Raymond Ho had finished a traffic stop and had just gotten back into his cruiser in the breakdown lane when a vehicle driven by 54-year-old Melanie Davis crashed into the cruiser. Ho was treated at Rhode Island Hospital and released.

    Davis was released on $1,000 personal recognizance and is to appear in District Court in Warwick on Dec. 15.

    Davis couldn't be reached for comment Saturday. A phone listing for her couldn't be found, and it's not clear if she has a lawyer. 

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