PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The state police have charged two motorists with driving under the influence after two separate wrong-way crashes within hours of each other on Saturday night and Sunday morning. No one was seriously injured in the crashes.
The first crash was reported at 7:20 p.m. Saturday on Route 4 in East Greenwich, after a driver going north in the high-speed southbound lane crashed into a car going south.
Corey Stott Miller, 28, of 276 Weeden St., Pawtucket — the driver going in the wrong direction, according to the state police — was charged with driving under the influence, first offense; driving to endanger, resulting in physical injury; and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
Miller was treated at Kent County Hospital for minor injuries while the driver and a passenger in the car struck by Miller’s vehicle were treated at South County Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and released.
The second crash was reported at 2 a.m. Sunday when the state police received numerous 911 calls for a wrong-way driver going south in the northbound lanes of Route 95. The driver sideswiped a car as it crossed into Warwick and then crashed near Jefferson Boulevard, the state police said.
The driver, Cameron Wambolt, 25, of 306 Washington St., West Warwick, was charged with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of 0.15 or greater and driving to endanger, resulting in physical injury.
Wambolt was not injured in the crash, but two people in the car hit by Wambolt’s vehicle were treated at Rhode Island Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and released.
In a third, unrelated incident, Tommy Price, 43, of 110B Columbia Heights Rd., Charlestown, was stopped by state police on Route 95 in Warwick Saturday night and charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
“There is simply no excuse for anyone to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” state police superintendent Col. Ann C. Assumpico said in a statement. “We have zero tolerance for people who drive while impaired or those who operate their vehicles in a dangerous manner that endangers the lives of others.”