SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man was arrested after leaving a hit a run crash at a gas station on Tapley Street in Springfield Monday night.
According to Springfield Police spokesman Ryan Walsh, officers were looking for a car involved in a hit and run around 8:50 p.m. when they located the driver, 21-year-old Ethel Rentas-Maldonado, run a stop sign about five minutes later. Rentas-Maldonado then stopped on Clifton Avenue and officers conducted a traffic stop.
Rentas-Maldonado did not have a license and was detained. Officers then located a loaded firearm on the driver side floorboard and arrested him. The passenger of the car was released.
Officers were unable to locate the other car involved in the crash. Rentas-Maldonado is charged with the following:
- Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
- Carrying a firearm without a license
- Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle