Drunk driving charged
Eric S. Whitfield, 38, of 33 Canam Drive, Topsham, Maine, was stopped on Route 138 westbound on April 14 for turning his lights on and off while driving, police said. Whitfield failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the police station. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test. Whitfield was arraigned by a Justice of the Peace and a court date was scheduled for April 27 at Newport District Court, police said.
A condemned property at 39 Mercy Weeden Court was vandalized on April 16. The building was spray-painted and the plywood securing the entrance was ripped off, police said.
Boy charged with fighting
A juvenile student was charged April 5 at Lawn Avenue School for fighting with another student. The boy was referred to family court on April 13. The matter is still under investigation, police said.