Massachusetts woman charged after driving vehicle into water

By News Staff


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PORTSMOUTH, R.I (WLNE) – Portsmouth Police were called to Lawton Valley Reservoir for a report of a vehicle that was submerged in the water on Friday. 

Police say they received the call at approximately 3:00 p.m, and upon arrival, it was determined that 30-year-old Amanda Nappi, of Milford Massachusetts was operating a 2007 Toyota Highlander and had gained access to the reservoirs embankment. 

According to police, Nappi and her three children who were also in the vehicle, were taken to a local hospital as a precaution. 

The children were later turned over to Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. 

Nappi was released from the hospital and taken into custody on three counts of cruelty to or neglect of a child. 

She was arraigned by a Justice of the Peace and processed at the Portsmouth Police Department.

Police say Nappi failed to post bail and was taken to the Women’s Adult Correctional Institution in Cranston, R.I. 

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