Close X


Rhode Island Drunk Driving Case: Man arrested on third DUI charge

Posted by Matthew Marin | Jan 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

**Contact Attorney Matthew T. Marin today for a FREE CASE EVALUATION and a no non-sense opinion regarding your case at 401-228-8271 or [email protected]. Attorney Matthew T. Marin has experience handling cases statewide involving charges including drunk driving, chemical test refusal, and leaving the scene of an accident.**

VIA Turn to

West Greenwich, RI - A West Greenwich man is expected to be in court Monday to face his third charge of driving under the influence.

State police arrested and charged Richard Rutherford, 58, of West Greenwich after someone called 911 to tell police he was driving erratically.

Troopers stopped his truck and also found four children in the truck between the ages of 2 and 10.

Officials arraigned Rutherford at the State Police barracks and he was transferred to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston. He was also cited for child restraint violations.

Police said Rutherford had previously been arrested in Iowa and Texas on related impaired driving charges.

Police said they called the Department of Children, Youth and Families, and the children were released to a family friend.

About the Author

Matthew Marin

Attorney Matthew T. Marin is a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer with an outstanding track record in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. With expertise in DUI/DWI, drug offenses, domestic violence, and white-collar crimes, he is dedicated to providing personalized and effective representation for his clients. A "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Attorney Marin is committed to staying current with the latest legal developments and giving back to his community through pro bono work.


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Attorney Marin Named A SuperLawyer for Ten Consecutive Years 2014-2023

Attorney Matthew Marin has been named a Rhode Island SuperLawyer for 10 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2023. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Rhode Island are selected by the Research Team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their practice area.

Rhode Island Members of the National College for DUI Defense

Attorneys Matthew Marin and Kensley Barrett are both Rhode Island General Members of the National College for DUI Defense. Members represent some of the most experienced and cutting edge DUI defense attorney's throughout the Country. Nationwide, DUI laws are extremely complex and constantly changing and the College facilitates the exchange of innovative defenses throughout the Country.