A 23-year-old Middletown woman was arrested Wednesday around 10 p.m. for driving with a BAC of nearly 3 times the legal limit, said Newport police.
Alyssa Melson, of 411 Semmes St., Middletown, was pulled over
after police observed her driving erratically on Connell Highway in Newport.
asked where she was coming from, she reportedly said Delaware, and then
changed her answer to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, said police. Police said they found two empty nip sized bottles of vodka on the passenger
seat. Police said when she got out of the car for the field sobriety
tests, she switched from crying to laughing uncontrollably.
station, Melson registered a BAC .219 and a .235. She was charged with
driving under the influence .15 or greater.