by NBC 10 NEWS
Bryant University's head men’s basketball coach Jared Grasso is facing a charge related to an accident in North Smithfield last Sunday, according to a police report obtained by NBC 10 News.
Grasso, who is currently on leave from his coaching duties at Bryant, was charged with failure to stop for an accident resulting in damage to a vehicle, a misdemeanor.
According to the police report, Grasso allegedly sideswiped a vehicle on Route 146 South by the West Acres Interchange on the morning of October 1.
The passenger of the car struck told police they were able to get a license plate number from the vehicle that hit them. Police traced it to a car registered in Grasso's name.
Police spoke with Grasso at his home on October 2, in which an officer saw damage to his car, a 2020 white Buick.
According to the report, Grasso told police that he had been at a restaurant the previous day and found his car in that condition upon leaving.
Upon speaking with his attorney, Grasso agreed to turn himself in on October 3. Grasso was booked and released.
There hasn't been any explanation from the school or the team as to why Grasso took a leave of absence and if or when he'd be back.
NBC 10 News has reached out to Bryant University for comment on the arrest but has not heard back.
Grasso is due in District Court on October 24.
Bryant's season begins at home on November 6.