RICHMOND — Two men are facing DUI and other charges after the police said they were involved in crashes earlier this month.
The men, Gerald T. Doyle, 36, of 98 Botka Drive, Charlestown, and Adam D. Bobo, 39, of South Kingstown, were charged with driving under the influence. Doyle was also cited with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of an open alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle. Bobo was also charged with failure to submit to a chemical test.
Doyle was arrested after a crash on June 12 in front of the Carolina Fire Department on Richmond Townhouse Road at about 6:30 p.m., a police report said. The police said Doyle was northbound when his car drifted onto the right shoulder of the road, across the driveway of the firehouse and into a ditch in a wooded area just north of the fire station. Doyle was taken to South County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He consented to a blood test, the police said, but the results ere not released.
Several witnesses told the police that after crashing, Doyle got out of his car with a can of Narragansett beer, poured it out and threw the empty can into the trunk of his car. He turned himself in to the department the following day after learning that the police had obtained an arrest warrant.
Bobo's crash occurred on June 7, when his pickup truck struck a utility pole head-on. Police, fire and medical personnel were dispatched to 3875 South County Trail, just north of its intersection with Biscuit City Road, around 11:30 p.m. Bobo, who was not injured, showed signs of intoxication and was given a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was charged without further incident.
Both men were released on a promise to appear in Fourth Division District Court at a later date, Richmond police records show.