New Bedford Man Arrested for Hit and Run
NEW BEDFORD — A New Bedford man was arrested late Monday night, after police said he was involved in a North End hit and run crash that injured one person — while his driver's license was suspended.
Police said 41-year-old Oswaldo Rivera of Madeira Avenue was taken into custody shortly after the crash, which took place at around midnight Monday into Tuesday.
Rivera was allegedly going west on Tinkham Street when police said he blew through a stop sign, hitting a vehicle going south on Ashley Boulevard.
According to police, Rivera fled the scene, but was stopped shortly afterwards on Hathaway Street very close to the location of the crash.
Police said the man driving the other vehicle was taken to St. Luke's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Rivera is charged with negligent operation, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and driving with a suspended license.
He has previously been arrested on suspicion of committing drug offenses in November 2021.