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      Cranston officer struck by car while on night club detail

      Cranston Police Cruiser

      A 27 year-old Warren man was arrested early Saturday morning by officers from the Warwick and Cranston Police Departments after striking a Cranston Police Officer with his motor vehicle and fleeing the scene.

      At approximately 12:00 a.m., Officer Matthew Davis and Officer Salvador Sanchez attempted to stop Ralph Delullo, age 27 of 20 Hanley Farm Road, Warren, RI as he was leaving the Mardi Gras Multi Club. Both officers were working a special security detail at the club and had just assisted staff with evicting Ralph Delullo from the club. Officers approached Ralph Delullo after observing him enter his vehicle. While walking toward Ralph Delullo's vehicle, Ralph Delullo sped off striking Officer Salvador Sanchez. Officer Sanchez was thrown over the hood of Ralph Delullo's vehicle, landing on the roadway. Ralph Delullo fled the scene without stopping, but was later located by officers from the Warwick Police Department on the Airport Connector in Warwick.

      Ralph Delullo was arrested by members of the Cranston Police Department and charged with Felony Assault/ Dangerous Weapon. Officer Sanchez did not suffer any injuries as a result of this incident. If found guilty of this offense, Ralph Delullo could be sentenced to a term of imprisonment, not to exceed 20 years.