RICHMOND — Police have filed charges against a 17-year-old after they said she approached a patrol officer’s cruiser at a high rate of speed and then tailgated him, flashing her high beams as she tried to pass.
The Charlestown teenager was charged on Aug. 27 with possession of alcohol by an underage person. She was also cited with several traffic violations, and her case was referred to Family Court as a juvenile matter.
According to a police summary, Richmond Police Sgt. William Litterio was on patrol near 3720 South County Road around 10 p.m. near the Kingston Turf Farms when a driver “closed in on the rear of his cruiser at a high rate of speed, and then followed too closely.” Police said moments later she flashed her high beams in an effort to pass him.
Litterio first pulled over into the breakdown lane, police said, and then immediately made a traffic stop. He learned during the stop that the teenager was also carrying two bottles of alcoholic beverages in the passenger compartment. The type of alcohol was not released.