A federal prosecutor from Rhode Island whose DUI arrest led to an internal investigation into whether he was given preferential treatment by police has had his driver’s license suspended for seven months.
On January 4, 50-year-old Gerard Sullivan admitted that there was enough evidence to prove that he refused to submit to a breath test after he was pulled over on November 25 when he was spotted driving erratically.
As part of a deal, two motor vehicle violations against Sullivan were dropped by prosecutors in the state Traffic Tribunal. In addition to the license suspension, he was also required to pay a fine of $400 and serve 40 hours of community service.
Sullivan is still faced with a charge of DUI in a Warwick District Court.
An internal probe has been ordered by Warwick’s police chief in order to determine why Sullivan was not initially charged with DUI, only others who were arrested during the Thanksgiving weekend.