Occupants in rollover crash in Burrillville walk away with citation


BURRILLVILLE – Two occupants of a truck that flipped over on Town Farm Road Wednesday evening were able to walk away from the incident with only a traffic citation.

Police were called to the scene of the single vehicle crash just after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, according to Burrillville Police Lt. Ryan Hughes. Hughes said the truck was traveling southbound on the road when it careened across both lanes, striking a stone wall and flipping onto the side of its roof.

“Based on the snow build up on the side of the road, it created a little bit of a ramp,” explained Hughes. “We couldn’t get an exact speed, but obviously they were going too fast.”

The truck was totaled, and two males occupants, a 20-year-old driver and 21-year-old passenger, were assessed by rescue personnel and refused hospital transport.

Based on evidence at the scene including contraband thrown into the woods as police arrived, Hughes said officers conducted an impaired driving investigation.

“The operator admitted to smoking marijuana 30 minutes prior,” Hughes said.

Officers administered a Field Sobriety Test, which the driver passed.

Hughes said no one was arrested in the incident and the driver was issued a citation for leaving the lane of travel.

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