Jul 28, 2014

SK Police Log: December 3 and 4, 2012

Contrary to popular opinion, yes, you can be cited in your own driveway for traffic violations.

SK Police Log: December 3 and 4, 2012

Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Wakefield Man Charged With License Violation, Despite Being In Own Driveway

Michael S. Bucchino, 27, of 1651 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, was arrested at about 2:20 a.m. on Dec. 3 and charged with driving with a suspended license.

According to police, an officer noted a gold Buick on Kingstown Road with a defective taillight. Police noted that the car’s driver – Bucchino – had pulled into his driveway, where the traffic stop was made.

As a result, police said Bucchino was resistant to providing police with any information, and repeatedly said that because he was in his own driveway, he wasn’t subject to a traffic stop.

According to police, a background check revealed that Bucchino’s license was suspended for failing to appear at traffic court for two tickets. Police said Bucchino was arrested, although not without incident, as he refused to put his hands behind his back for officers.

Police said a pat-down of Bucchino revealed a small baggie with marijuana residue, but no other contraband. He was processed at headquarters and then released at about 3:31 a.m.

Narragansett Man Charged With License Violation

Devin R. Miller, 26, of 15 King St., Narragansett, was arrested at about 1:35 p.m. on Dec. 4 and charged with driving with a suspended license.

According to police, an officer monitoring traffic at the URI Emporium noted Miller getting into a black Mazda at about 1:30 a.m. A check of the car revealed that the registered owner – Miller – had a suspended license.

Police said a traffic stop was made near Greenhouse Road, and Miller’s identity was confirmed. He was arrested without incident, processed and then released at about 2:58 a.m.

Unless otherwise noted, the information for this article was compiled from South Kingstown police reports, which are available for review by any member of the public at their headquarters. If we’re missing a call or report you’re interested in knowing about, feel free to leave a comment or to send Local Editor Stephen Greenwell a message at Stephen.greenwell@patch.com.

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