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Rhode Island man changing tire on I-95 charged with drunken driving

By Greg Smith

Publication: theday.com

Published July 04. 2013 3:00PM   Updated July 04. 2013 3:20PM

Groton - A Rhode Island man attempting to change a flat tire was charged with drunken driving early Thursday after police said he crashed into a highway sign on Interstate 95 and left the scene.

Sometime after 3 a.m., police said Travis Fraser, 25, of Woonsocket, R.I., struck a “construction ahead” sign in the area of Exit 89 and continued driving until he could go no further with the flat tire.

Fraser failed a field sobriety test administered where his pick-up had stopped, police said. In addition to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Fraser was charged with driving with a suspended R.I. license. 

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