NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A rookie Warwick police officer involved in an off-duty car accident has resigned amid questions about why the initial police report left out allegations that the officer drank alcohol and texted on his cell phone before the crash.
Thirty-one-year-old Zachary Davis resigned from the force Feb. 10 after being suspended in connection with the head-on crash in Warwick on Dec. 17. Davis' resignation was first reported by WPRI-TV this week.
Two other officers were suspended in connection with the police report, which later was changed to add that Davis acknowledged drinking alcohol and texting just before the accident. No one was injured in the crash.
Police fined Davis $85 for leaving a lane of travel.
Davis couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday. A phone listing for him couldn't be found.
Shutterstock/Stephen B. Goodwin