DARTMOUTH (WBSM) — Dartmouth Police arrested a Fall River woman early Friday for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle after she allegedly attempted to elude police.

According to police, Janessa Quino, 21, of Fall River was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla on Old Westport Road at about 2:38 a.m. on February 9. Police attempted to pull her over after learning the vehicle had been reported stolen.

Instead, police said Quino accelerated in order to avoid being pulled over, but a tire deflation device was deployed to attempt to slow and then stop her vehicle.

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According to police, she attempted to keep eluding them with the deflated tires, but the vehicle eventually came to a safe stop on Hathaway Road near Tradewind Street.

Quino was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen vehicle, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop for police.

Courtesy Dartmouth Police
Courtesy Dartmouth Police

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