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Providence police officer injured in hit-and-run

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By The Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A 24-year-old North Providence has been arrested in a hit-and-run accident involving a Providence police officer.

Police say 24-year-old Timothy Stewart struck Officer Meguel Mena Torres at about 2 a.m. Sunday as the officer was running across Fountain Street to respond to a disturbance.

Police say Stewart was stopped a short distance away after a brief search and taken into custody.

He was charged with failure to stop at an accident resulting in injury and driving with a suspended license.            

Torres suffered minor injuries. He was treated and released from Rhode Island Hospital.

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