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Hit & Run Driver Found, Arrested at Islander Restaurant

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

WARWICK — Officer Kyle Fitzsimmons was called to 3030West Shore Road at 5:40 p.m. March 31 for a hit and run crash, found thefleeing driver at The Islander Restaurant parking lot, with no license, and

arrested him.

Fitzsimmons arrived in the area and began searching forthe car described as having left the scene of the crash, a blue MercedesStation Wagon, and spotted it pulling into The Islander at 2318 West ShoreRoad, according to the officer’s report.

The officer identified the driver as Kerwin Navedo, 29,of 332 Manton Ave., Apt. 1, Providence. Navedo was not able to speak Englishwell, Fizsimmons reported, but was able to respond with a nod when asked ifhe’d just struck another car then left without stopping.

Navedo’s passenger confirmed he had struck the car andthen left. She said she had tried to convince him to stop, but he was toofrightened to stay at the scene due to his lack of a driver’s license or active

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The driver of the 2012 Volvo struck by Navedo stated thattheir car was rear-ended, after which they saw Navedo driver turn the cararound and drive away.

Fitzsimmons arrested Navedo and transported him toWarwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where the officercharged him with leaving the scene of a crash without stopping, and cited for operatingwithout a license.

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.