- Associated Press - Saturday, March 26, 2016

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Police say a Florida man was issued a citation after he crashed his car into the front of a restaurant in Rhode Island.

WJAR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Ms2jXS) that 33-year-old James Bell, of Jacksonville, Florida, told police he was trying to get to Naval Station Newport when he crashed his car into Mama Leone’s restaurant. It happened just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police say Bell suffered lacerations to his face. No other injuries were reported.

Police believe Bell failed to navigate a nearby rotary, causing him to lose control and crash. They also believe speed was a factor.

He was issued a citation for speeding and failure to maintain control of his vehicle.

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