A 31-year-old Cranston man’s recent high-speed ride along Narragansett Blvd. ended with reckless driving and resisting arrest charges after he reportedly lost control and crashed into a house.
According to police reports, Jason E. Moreira of 36 Fort Ave. was observed driving about 100 mph in a 25 mph zone shortly after midnight Oct. 14.
Officer Bretton Robbins reported that the Moreira was behind the wheel of a black Acura and was weaving around traffic and going into oncoming lanes.
Moreira eventually lost control as he attempted to take a left turn onto Ocean Avenue and ended up driving into the front yard of the house at 96 Ocean Ave. causing damage to its foundation.
Robbins caught up to the Acura and parked about 10 yards behind it. He got out of his patrol car and drew his weapon, ordering Moreira to get out of the car. Moreira did not respond to the instructions and began to back up and drove around the patrol car back onto Ocean Avenue, striking a car parked on the street in the process.
Moreira drove a short distance to his house on Fort Avenue and parked in the driveway, giving Robbins the opportunity to block him in. Moreira reportedly got out of his car and walked towards his house with his hands in his pockets.
Police said Moreira ignored repeated commands to get on the ground and was eventually restrained by responding officers.
Moreira said he was “just trying to get home” and never saw the patrol car after the crash.
He was charged with reckless driving and resisting arrest and faced arraignment on Oct. 25. He was released on personal recognizance and will return to court on Nov. 7 for a pretrial conference.