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For the second time in less than a year, State Rep. Robert A. Watson is facing a charge of marijuana possession after a car stop.
Watson, deposed by the House Republican caucus as majority leader after last Aprilâ€™s arrest in East Haven, Conn., was arrested close to midnight Saturday in South Kingstown in the parking lot of Washington County Veterinary Hospital, 4263 Tower Hill Road, after a driver plowing snow in the lot reported Watsonâ€™s car â€“ with the front driverâ€™s side tire missing â€“ almost hit him, according to South Kingstown police.
Watson, who is still awaiting trial on the Connecticut charge, entered an unnamed Rhode Island substance abuse rehabilitation facility following the incident, according to broadcast and published reports.
For more on the story, check out the Jan. 26 edition of The East Greenwich Pendulum.