EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man was dragged out of a vehicle and arrested following a police chase on Monday.
Albert Rosario, 32, was taken into police custody on at least 8 charges after he allegedly tried shoplifting from the Home Depot in Seekonk.
Just before noon, police were called to the store on Highland Avenue, and upon their arrival, Rosario attempted to flee the parking lot in his car.
Police said as Rosario was driving he struck an officer and drove directly at a second.
A chase ensued and ended across state lines when Rosario’s vehicle crashed and flipped over on its roof on Warren Avenue in East Providence.
Police said multiple vehicles were hit during the chase.
A 12 News crew on the scene saw police draw their weapons before taking Rosario out of the car.
Rosario has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, use of a motor vehicle to commit a felony, shoplifting, failure to stop for police, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, reckless operation and assorted traffic charges.
Additionally, Seekonk police said Rosario had nine active warrants for his arrest in Massachusetts. He is currently being held at East Providence Police headquarters.
The injured officer was taken to an area hospital and treated for minor injuries.