Rhode Island State Trooper struck on I- 95 in Warwick


At 1:09 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, a Rhode Island State Trooper was injured when his cruiser was rear-ended along Interstate 95 in Warwick.

State Troopers from the Lincoln Woods and Wickford Barracks, as well as members of the Warwick Fire Department, responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 95 South, at Route 37, in the city of Warwick.

“As a result of the investigation, the three right lanes of the highway were closed, consequently forcing traffic into the high speed lane,” according to a press release from RISP. “A Trooper, who was in his cruiser with emergency lights activated and blocking the third lane of travel, was subsequently rear ended by another vehicle that failed to move over or stop.”

The driver of the vehicle that failed to move over has been identified as Christopher Warrener, 36, of Coventry.

Though Warrener “did not suffer any injuries as a result of the crash,” he allegedly “displayed obvious signs of intoxication on scene.”

Warrener was placed into custody without incident, transported to the Wickford Barracks, and held overnight pending arraignment in the morning at Third District Court, according to RISP.

He was arraigned on charges of Driving Under the Influence-0.15 or Greater (first offense, BAC of 0.228 & 0.235), and Driving to Endanger Resulting in Physical Injury.

The Rhode Island State Trooper, who has not been identified, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Warwick Rescue for minor injuries.


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