SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A Rhode Island man who became a safe-driving activist after his son was killed in a car crash will plead guilty to drunken driving, his attorney said.
Richard "Robin" Foote of Charlestown plans to admit he was guilty of DUI when he appears in court Thursday in South Kingstown, the attorney told The Boston Globe. Foote agreed Tuesday to suspension of his driver's license.
Police charged Foote with operating while intoxicated when a 16-year-old driver reported he had been following her. She drove to a police station with Foote in pursuit.
Foote's son, Colin, was killed in May when a young woman with a long record of traffic infractions ran a red light and hit his motorcycle. Laura Reale of Westerly is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 17 for a traffic violation resulting in death, The Providence Journal reported.
Foote told police he saw the teenager run a light at the same intersection. Police said they administered a field sobriety test, which he failed.