On Friday December 28, 2018, Ptlm. Gilbert Lima was assigned to a Governor’s Highway Safety Bureau grant targeting individuals operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.  At approximately 2:14am,  Ptlm. Lima was traveling east on Winthrop St. in the area of Rte 118 when he observed a black Volkswagen Passat with a Rhode Island registration traveling westbound on Winthrop St.  He noted the vehicle’s speed to be well in excess of the posted 45mph speed limit and confirmed its speed to be 61mph via his vehicle’s cruiser mounted radar unit.  Ptlm. Lima conducted a motor vehicle stop of the Volkswagen Passat in the area of 342 Winthrop St.  The operator of the vehicle was identified as 28 year old Kimberly Bettencourt of East Providence, Rhode Island.  After a brief roadside investigation, which included field sobriety testing, Ms. Bettencourt was placed under arrest for Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.  Ms. Bettencourt was transported to the Rehoboth Police Department, where she was processed.  Ms. Bettencourt was later released on personal recognizance.  Ms. Bettencourt will be arraigned in Taunton District Court on Friday December 28, 2018 on the charges of OUI Alcohol, Negligent Operation of a motor vehicle, and Speeding.