Man arrested after brief police chase in Warwick

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Warwick police have arrested a man they say led them on a brief pursuit early Thursday morning.

Authorities say they observed Nicholas Loverdi, 24, of Providence was driving recklessly on Airport Road. When he finally stopped his car, police say he took off running. Officers later found him walking in the area, and placed him under arrest.

Loverdi pleaded not guilty to charges of reckless driving, and driving on a suspended license. Authorities say he also had an outstanding warrant.

Loverdi has a lengthy criminal record. Court records show he has been previously charged with larceny, second degree robbery, as well as breaking an entering.

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