Motorist helps police nab erratic, intoxicated driver on I-91 in Derby

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NEWPORT — An emergency call from a motorist to police led to the arrest of an intoxicated driver seen weaving across lanes of travel on I-91.

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Shawn Britt, 36, of Orleans, is facing charges of DUI 2, and negligent operation following the incident.

Police last night at around 7:50 p.m., they received a “be on the lookout,” called in by another motorist for an erratic driver who was tailgating and weaving around traffic in Derby.

Troopers responded and positioned themselves at U-turns on the Interstate, and observed the vehicle traveling north near exit 28.

Trooper Daniel Lynch states that he observed the vehicle to still be operating erratically, weaving across lanes of travel and onto the shoulder.

The vehicle was stopped and police say numerous indicators of impairment were observed from the driver, who police identified as Shawn Britt.

He was screened and subsequently taken into custody for suspicion of DUI.

Britt was processed and released with a citation to appear in court for suspicion of DUI 2 and negligent operation.

He also received multiple civil violations.

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