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 October 12, 2003
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Eyewitness News helps local authorities arrest a suspect in a police chase in an unregistered car with live pictures from News Chopper 12. It all started with an unmarked East Providence police cruiser witnessed the Rhode Island State Police trying to pull over a vehicle. The police were trying to pull the suspect over because he was involved in a hit and run accident. This is when the chase started.
After sticking close behind the suspect, the chase was called off in Providence on Atwells Avenue for safety reasons, forcing police to lose sight of the suspect involved. News Chopper 12 was able to continue to monitor the suspect from the air, following it to a Burger King parking lot on Smithfield Avenue in Providence.
The live pictures of the scene caught by News Chopper 12 helped the East Providence Dispatch Center monitor the car's location, allowing them to transmit information to their cruisers.
State Police say that one person is under arrest, but hasn't been charged yet. The hit and run charge is pending as police wait for the victim to come forward.

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