BURRILLVILLE – A 22-year-old man and the two women in his alleged get-away vehicle were arrested last week after the man fled the scene of a drunk-driving crash, leaving his Jeep in the yard of a home on Victory Highway.
Zachary Sparadeo of Danielson, Conn., was charged with DUI, 2nd offense, BAC unknown, driving after suspension of license, 3rd offense, and obstructing an officer in execution of duty, following the incident.
Sara Sparadeo, 41, of Woonsocket, and Sierra Roireau, 22, also of Danielson, Conn. were charged with obstructing an officer in execution of duty.
According to reports, police responded to calls for a crash on the road around 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, and found a black Jeep with Connecticut plates sitting in the yard of a home. The Jeep, which police say appeared to have driven through a fence and off a wall into the yard, was unoccupied.
Several witnesses told officers that the driver had left the scene in a red Chevy Cruze.
Off. Eric Harris spotted that vehicle on Broncos Highway soon after. His report notes that “due to the COVID 19 lockdown, no other vehicles were observed traveling southbound.”
Harris pulled the car over, and noted that as he approached, he saw a rear door of the vehicle open, and the occupant begin to duck down. He ordered the driver to turn off the car and noticed that Zachary Sparadeo, who was in the back seat, had fresh lacerations on his face and arms that were bleeding slightly.
According to Harris, none of the occupants were able to provide identification, and their answers to his questions were evasive. Witnesses had described the driver of the Jeep as a young, white male wearing a white t-shirt, a description that matched the back seat suspect. Sparadeo had reportedly told one witness that his mother was on the way to pick him up.
Multiple reports note that Sparadeo had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, and that he became belligerent as he was detained.
Witnesses later told police they had seen the black Jeep speeding up and down Whipple Avenue and peeling out. Neighbors said the Jeep had been doing burn outs for several hours before driving off the wall.
After sobriety tests, police determined Sparadeo was unfit to operate, and reports note that he tried to bite police while placed placed in the back of the cruiser.
The Jeep was reportedly unregistered, but police found check with Sparadeo’s name, along with his cell phone and an empty Twisted Tea bottle.
Sparadeo was transported to the Adult Correctional Institute after it was discovered that he was also a probation violator. His mother, Sara Sparadeo, and Roireau were released on summons to appear in 6th District Court at a later date.