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Suspect in Post Road Hit-and-Run Pleads No Contest, Gets 60 Days Probation

Warwick Police Department.
Warwick Police Department.

Warwick, RI — The Cranston woman charged in a June 6 hit-and-run near the Walmart on Post Road is serving 60 days probation, according to online court records.

Judge Joseph A. Montalbano sentenced Barbara Oliveri, 52, on Sept. 14 after she pleaded no contest to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident, property damage resulting, in Kent County Superior Court. The judge also ordered Oliveri to perform 25 hours of community service and to attend alcohol abuse counseling.

According to Warwick Police, local officers responded to 940 Post Road on June 6 for a report of a hit-and-run. Witnesses provided a description and registration plate information for Oliveri’s car, which had left the scene by the time officers arrived.

Cranston Police later took Oliveri into custody, and when interviewed by Warwick Ofc. James Wenneman, Oliveri claimed the cars had bumped into each other, but didn’t believe there had been an accident.

In his report, Wenneman wrote that he explained to Oliveri that any contact between two vehicles on the road is considered an accident.

During the Sept. 14 hearing, Montalbano dismissed a separate charge of leaving the scene of an accident with injury resulting, and declined to suspend Oliveri’s license.

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