Watson, a Republican from East Greenwich,"appeared highly intoxicated" and was slurring his words, according to a police report, when officers encountered him just before midnight at Washington County Veterinary Hospital in South Kingstown. The representative had apparenly collided with a snow bank, and his car was missing its front, driver's side tire. Officers saw a pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana in his car, according to the report, and also allegedly found a plastic bag containing the substance.
In April 2011, Watson was charged in New Haven, CT, with possession and driving under the influence. He later admitted to having marijuana in his vehicle, though denied driving drunk.
After his first arrest, the former House Minority Leader — who was a vocal critic of the state's efforts to legalize medicinal marijuana — was stripped of his title, and some called for his resignation. After his latest brush with the law, is it time for Watson to go?