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RICHMOND — A New York man who was involved in a rear-end collision on Kingstown Road in mid-August has been charged with reckless driving.

The man, Michael B. Tait, 67, of Sag Harbor, was charged Aug. 29 and was scheduled to appear for arraignment Thursday in Fourth Division District Court. He was also cited for failure to maintain proper control of the vehicle and was scheduled to appear before the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal next month.

According to a Richmond police report, officers were called at about 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 for reports of the collision. The police said Tait's vehicle was headed west when it struck the rear of a minivan.

"The crash caused extensive damage to both vehicles, and the force of the impact propelled the van off of the roadway into a speed limit sign on the shoulder of the road," Richmond Police Chief Elwood M. Johnson Jr. reported. There were no serious injuries, the police said.

Before the cash, the police said, a trailing motorist called to report that a car was traveling in a dangerous manner. The caller followed Tait for several miles, the police said, and saw the collision. Police praised the caller for providing information and the vehicle's description.

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