An South Kingstown Police internal memo sent to a reporter by mistake says officer who stopped Rep. Bob Watson Jan. 21 is being disciplined.
South Kingstown Police
Friday, February 17, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
The East Greenwich state representative, who was arrested Jan. 21 for drug possession, was not asked to complete a field sobriety test despite smelling of alcohol and drinking openly at the scene.
The South Kingstown Police Department has decided not to charge state Rep. Bob Watson (R-30) of East Greenwich with driving while intoxicated, saying in a press release: “The evidence presented significant legal issues that would have made a successful prosecution unlikely.” “It is very difficult,” said South Kingstown prosecutor Terrance Simpson Monday. “On a DUI case, there are certain things that need to be done immediately afterwards, at the scene and at the station.” Those things — a field sobriety test, a preliminary alcohol screening test and a breathalyzer — were not done by police the night of Saturday, Jan. 21. They cannot be replicated hours later with any accurancy, Simpson said. SK police responded to a call from a plow …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The former House Minority leader was arrested Saturday for marijuana possession, his second arrest in less than a year.
State Rep. Bob Watson was arrested Saturday in South Kingstown for possession of marijuana, his second such arrest in less than a year. Watson, a republican from East Greenwich, "appeared highly intoxicated" and was slurring his words, according to a police report, when officers encountered him just before midnight at Washington County Veterinary Hospital in South Kingstown. The representative had apparenly collided with a snow bank, and his car was missing its front, driver's side tire. Officers saw a pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana in his car, according to the report, and also allegedly found a plastic bag containing the substance. In April 2011, Watson was charged in New Haven, CT, with possession and driving under the influence…
Sunday, January 22, 2012
He was stopped by police just before midnight Saturday.
State representative Bob Watson, R-30, of East Greenwich, was arrested Saturday night for possession of marijuana in South Kingstown after police got a tip about an erratic driver. Watson, who was arrested last April in Connecticut for driving while intoxicated and marijuana possession, has said that he smoked marijuana for pain relief. He does not have a medical marijuana card, which would allow him to possess and use small amounts of the drug. According to Lt. William Buckley of South Kingstown Police, a plow operator clearing the parking lot of the Washington County Veterinary Hospital on Tower Hill Road notified them that a car with a flat tire almost struck him. When police arrived, they found a white Volvo with the license plate RW …