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Dartmouth man who had child in car, arrested for assault and DUI



A Dartmouth man was arrested this past weekend after hitting multiple cars and assaulting a passenger.

According to Portsmouth Police, on August 26th at approximately 6:12 p.m., Officers were alerted to be on the lookout for a black Chevrolet Silverado, that was just involved in a hit and run to a vehicle on West Main Road near Raytheon. According to witnesses, a truck sideswiped another vehicle on West Main Road and continued north bound operating erratically and at high speeds.

It was later learned through an investigation that the suspect identified as David Correia of Dartmouth had assaulted a 27 year old female who was in the passenger seat. According to the victim, Correia had picked her, a nineteen year old Portsmouth woman and the victims three year old daughter up in Middletown and began traveling north on West Main Road. The victim reported that Correia displayed signs of intoxication and at that point, the victim demanded she be let out; however, he refused and punched her several times in the face. The vehicle continued north onto the Sakonnet Bridge at which time the truck rear-ended another vehicle. Upon officers arrival, Correia displayed obvious signs of intoxication, failed sobriety tests, and was taken into custody.

Correia was charged with D.U.I of Liquor, and/or Drugs-1st Offense BAC Unknown, Duty to Stop in Accidents to Attended Vehicle, Domestic-Simple Assault, and an RITT summons for Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test and Refusal to submit to a Preliminary Breath Test. DCYF was notified due to the 3 year old child being in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

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