Editor’s note: The firearms charges against the driver were later dismissed. In keeping with Warwick Post’s policy, the driver’s name has been removed from this article.
WARWICK — Officer Derek Mourato spotted a silver Toyota Highlander headed east on East Avenue with tinted windows and a suspended registration April 8 at 5:33 p.m., stopped it and discovered the driver was wanted in family court and in Georgia for illegal firearm possession.
Mourato stopped the car on East Avenue near Crowne Plaza and identified the driver. A background check turned up a family court bench warrant, as well as an extradition warrant out of Georgia for Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Narcotics Crime.
Mourato radioed dispatch to confirm the warrant, which Georgia Police did, and that they would accept an extradition.
Mourato arrested the driver and transported him to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where the officer charged him with being a fugitive from justice and also with operating with a suspended registration and obstructing his windshield view.
The driver was scheduled to appear at the RI Traffic Tribunal to answer the charges May 10 at 9 a.m.
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