NEW: Plain Arrested, Threatens Police - “Friends with Chief”
Saturday, September 21, 2013
EDITOR'S NOTE: Bob Plain did freelance writing for GoLocalProv covering the Occupy Movement.
Plain who previously served as Editor for the East Greenwich Patch and served as the online reporter for AM 630 WPRO.
East Greenwich Police report filed by Patrolman Patrick McCoy reports that, " Upon approaching the vehicle I smelled a strong odor of fresh marijuana. I approached the operator and requested his drivers license, registration, and proof of insurance. The operator identified himself as Robert Plain and stated he did not have his wallet on his person.."
"Plain stated the marijuana (in the car) was not his however, it is his girlfriends. I advised Plain he is the sole operator of the vehicle therefore he is liable for anything and everything located in the vehicle," according to the police report.
Friends with Chief
Plain who previously was a reporter and editor in East Greenwich and is a native of the town threatened the police officer according to the report. "Plain began to have a poor attitude with me and threatened me stating he was friends with Chief Coyle...," said the report.
This afternoon, Plain confirmed these details to GoLocalProv. He said he was “at a wedding,” needed to tend to something, and would “call right back.”
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