Man accused of running over police officer’s foot


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man is facing assault charges after he allegedly ran over a police officer’s foot during an incident in the capital city.

According to police, Derick Rivas became aggressive and yelled expletives after the officer pulled him over.

The altercation became physical and police said the officer pepper-sprayed Rivas.

Rivas, 31, then sped away in his car and ran over the officer’s foot, according to the police report obtained by Eyewitness News.

Police arrested him a short time late on Eighth Street and said he had marijuana and ammunition in his car.