DARTMOUTH — A wet cement spill on State Road in Dartmouth on Thursday resulted in delayed traffic and the arrest of the driver who allegedly left the scene.

Dartmouth police said that at around 10:46 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to State Road at Arcadia Avenue for reports of a large amount of wet cement in the roadway.


They arrived to find that the vehicle responsible for the spill had left and allegedly continued to UMass Dartmouth, where it was later found.

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The vehicle driver was identified as 33-year-old Joseph Ruiz of Cranston, Rhode Island.

Police said Ruiz also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest on alleged motor vehicle infractions.

He was taken into custody by officer Max Szteliga.

Traffic on State Road was diverted for around two hours until the cement was completely cleaned up, police said.

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