Motorist Jailed for Jefferson Boulevard Bus Stop Crash


The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Authorities Department lies at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

WARWICK, RI– Sgt. Derek Mourato will pull over a gold 2007 Sebring stopped at a thumbs-up on Jefferson Boulevard July 8 at 1:03 a.m. when it scampered, crashing into bus stop near the La Quinta motel, 36 Jefferson Blvd.

The automobile likewise struck an utility pole, rolled over on its traveler side and drew on its wheels, and drew out, according to Mourato’s report, triggering substantial damage to the automobile’s front chauffeur’s side corner. The hood, back bumper and windscreen were all harmed also.

Mourato approached the chauffeur’s side of the automobile, observing the chauffeur moving within, and drew his handgun, holding it at the low-ready position, and bought the chauffeur out of the automobile. The chauffeur, later on recognized as Vincent Leonardo, 49, 404 Manton Ave., Apt. 3, Providence, RI, did not go out. Rather, he reached around the automobile, grumbling that he felt his arms were burning from the air bags that released inside his automobile.

Officer Wilfredo Ortiz Beriquete showed up and eliminated Leonardo from the automobile, handcuffing him and putting him in his cruiser as Mourato stayed close-by with his weapon prepared.

Warwick Fire workers reacted to the scene and cleared Leonardo, who eventually declined treatment.

Leonardo informed the officers he had actually been returning from a buddy’s home, where he had actually acquired a bounce home for his niece and was returning house. He stated he had actually been grabbing a pack of cigarettes in the automobile at the time of the crash and had actually not understood Mourato was following him at the time. Mourato kept in mind in his report he had actually not triggered his emergency situation lights as he followed the automobile, according to Ortiz Beriquete’s report.

Leonardo did not display screen indications of problems, according to the report. He was transferred to Warwick Authorities Head Office, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, Warwick, where he was charged with negligent driving, and pointed out for speeding, losing control of his automobile, and lane offenses. He was launched at 4:08 a.m.

Leonardo’s automobile was eliminated from the scene by Christian Towing.