Senator Whitehouse's Son Arrested on DUI Charge

The following arrest was reported by the Middletown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Alexander Whitehouse of Newport, the 19-year-old son of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, was arrested early this morning on charges of driving under the influence (DUI). 

His passenger, 18-year-old Robert Bauer of Portsmouth, was also arrested for alleged possession of marijuana.

Police said around 1:25 a.m., a witness called the to report a car that was operating in an erratic manner at the intersection of Green End Avenue and Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown. 

The witness said the passenger was holding a beer bottle and both individuals in the car appeared to be intoxicated. The car allegedly drove into the 7-Eleven on Aquidneck Avenue at a high rate of speed and two men stumbled out of the car, said police.

When police arrived, Whitehouse reached into the front passenger’s side door, took out a beer bottle and emptied its contents onto the ground, said police.

Whitehouse reportedly told police he had been at a party in Portsmouth and was on his way home to Newport, but stopped to get gas. He allegedly told police he had three beers and four shots of gin at a friend’s house within the past two hours.

Whitehouse failed the field sobriety tests and was arrested. At the Middletown Police Station, he agreed to a chemical test which returned a blood alcohol content of .091 and .091 at 2:53 a.m.

Major Terry W. Hazel with the Middletown Police Department said the case will be handled in the same manner as any other arrest.

Police reportedly found marijuana, a glass pipe, a brass pipe, beer bottles, an empty vodka bottle, a silver flask that contained gin, a full bottle of gin and a large knife in a sheath in the car.

Whitehouse was also cited for presence of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle and for the transportation of alcoholic beverage by a minor. Bauer was also cited for underage alcohol consumption.

Just Guessing July 26, 2012 at 02:37 AM
The kid is 19 years old, he's legally an adult, in other words no longer the responsibility of his parents. The stupid stuff 19 year olds do is not always a direct reflection on their fathers. "Average Joe" and "Joe Ward" are you saying you never did anything that your father would have disapproved of? Drank underage? Drove a car after drinking? If you have 19 year old sons that they never did anything wrong? Give me a break. What this says about Whitehouse's parenting is that his kid is normal and stupid, like most kids. Also that the concept of keeping the family name out of the paper, especially when your parent is in public office, escapes this kid. Will this kid get a lighter punishment because of who his father is? Probably, after all this is the most corrupt state in the union.
Stanley Farak July 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Sandy, to be fair, shouldn't you tell us what Robert's father does for a living??? Just sayin'. Come on,everybody, they are just stupid kids. But for the grace of God or just plain luck this could have been me in 1965
ralph July 26, 2012 at 02:33 PM
@Larry.....No!.. No!. If he had an arsenal in his car he would be considered a Democrat, as the two nut jobs in Denver and Tuscon were. A Tea Party hero is a legal and law abiding gun owner. As everyboy knows, a law abiding gun owner would never drive around with an arsenal in his/her vehicle unless they were en route to the gun range to do some target shooting.
Rev. Shaw Moore July 26, 2012 at 06:13 PM
The facts dont quite match your narrative Larry. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/of_massacres_media_myths_iwxYulFJ9jKcrBTk50kpOL
porsche germany August 01, 2012 at 09:26 PM
yup sheldon white wash i have delt with him in the past and my expireance with him was horrible . yup white washing his sons charges


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