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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 3030 West Shore Road at 5:40 p.m. March 31 for a hit and run crash, found the fleeing driver at The Islander Restaurant parking lot, with no license, and

arrested him.

Fitzsimmons arrived in the area and began searching for the car described as having left the scene of the crash, a blue Mercedes Station Wagon, and spotted it pulling into The Islander at 2318 West Shore Road, 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 English well, Fizsimmons reported, but was able to respond with a nod when asked if he’d just struck another car then left without stopping.

Navedo’s passenger confirmed he had struck the car and then left. She said she had tried to convince him to stop, but he was too frightened 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 that their car was rear-ended, after which they saw Navedo driver turn the car around and drive away.

Fitzsimmons arrested Navedo and transported him to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where the officer charged him with leaving the scene of a crash without stopping, and cited for operating without a license.