CRIME

Rhode Island man gets prison after 4 drunken driving arrests in 48 hours; he hit 3 cars, tree

A Rhode Island man who racked up four drunken driving arrests in less than 48 hours is heading to prison.

Fifty-three-year-old John Lourenco was sentenced Monday to two years in the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institute. He must pay a $3,400 fine and attend alcohol counseling. His license will be suspended for eight years once he is released from prison.

Lourenco was arrested Sept. 14 in Providence for drunken driving. He was arrested three times the next day in Cumberland for the same charge.

Police say he crashed into three cars and a tree.

After the first three arrests, Lourenco was released with summonses to the custody of his parents. After the fourth crash, he was held for arraignment.

A message left for Lourenco's attorney wasn't immediately returned.