R.I. woman charged after crashing into cruiser, police say

A Rhode Island woman was arrested and charged with drunken driving after she crashed into a State Police cruiser in Providence on Sunday, according to police.

A trooper was assisting a disabled car on Route 95 when Nicole Dilello, 20, of East Greenwich, struck an unoccupied police car about 12:30 a.m., according to a statement from police. The trooper and the occupants of the disabled car were not injured, according to the statement.

Dilello, who was not wearing a seat belt, complained of pain and was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where she refused a chemical test, the statement said.


Two 16-year-olds were also in the car with Dilello and were taken to the same hospital for minor injuries.

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Police found an open bottle of what they suspected to be alcohol inside the car and said Dilello appeared impaired, according to the statement.

Dilello was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs (second offense), refusal to submit to a chemical test, operating on a suspended license, and transportation of an alcoholic beverage by an underage person. She also faces several traffic violations, according to the statement.

The two teenagers were ordered to appear in family court for possession of an alcoholic beverage by an underage person, according to the statement.

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