First offense DUI
Thomas Bertrand, 45, of 51 Curson St., West Warwick, was charged Dec. 25 with first offense DUI and refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test, according to police. Bertrand was stopped by police after they were alerted about a vehicle driving erratically on Route 138. Bertrand was held at the police station and a re-arraignment was scheduled for Jan. 7 at Newport District Court, police said.
On Dec. 24 a credit card was reported to have been fraudulently used in a foreign country. The incident of identity theft was reported to the bank and the police by the cardholder. The matter is now under investigation.