North Providence woman arrested after road rage incident involving a gun

By News Staff


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NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police announced the arrest of a North Providence woman who allegedly displayed a handgun during a road rage incident. 

According to police, the arrest stemmed from an incident reported at about 6:40 p.m on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, when a Scituate resident called 911, to a report that she was victim of a road rage incident on the northbound lanes of Route 146 to Mineral Spring Avenue. 

Police say the victim said she was trying to merge onto the exit ramp when the operator of a black SUV traveling in front of her, now identified as 26-year-old, Valerie Arce, repeatedly stepped on the brakes and allegedly waved a gun out the car window. 

Arce then pulled alongside the victim’s car and momentarily stopped, again displaying the handgun before driving off. 

Police say shots were not fired. 

The victim provided a description of the SUV and the license plate number. Troopers notified police and surrounding communities. 

At approximately 8:00 p.m, North Providence police located Arce at her home, and notified troopers who responded to the location. 

Arce was arrested and police seized a .45 caliber handgun and a loaded magazine from her vehicle. She was charged with license or permit required for carrying a pistol and disorderly conduct (fighting/tumultuous behavior). 

She was processed and arraigned at the Lincoln Woods Barracks and released, pending further court action. 

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