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Massachusetts mom in Rhode Island, the reservoir, with 3 children on board, police say

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A woman in Massachusetts was arrested Friday afternoon after driving her car into a reservoir, in Rhode Island, with her three young children inside, police said.

The Portsmouth Police Department said in a news release posted on Facebook, the agency will respond to the container, about 3 a.m. for a report of a vehicle submerged in the water.

When authorities arrived, they found the driver, a 30-year-old Amanda Nappi, of Milford, Mass., I was able to gain access to the shore of the lake, and then intentionally drove into the water.

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Nappi’s three young children were also in the vehicle, she drove into the waterway, police said.

Amanda Nappi, 30, was arrested on three counts of cruelty to, or neglect of a child.
(Portsmouth Police)

“At that time, all of the occupants were taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure,” police said. All four of them were not seriously injured in the incident.

The reservoir, which supplies drinking water to the residents of the area, is located just to the north of Newport.

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Nappi’s children were later turned over to the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families in need.

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After her release from the hospital, the 30-year-old, was arrested on three counts of cruelty to, or neglect of a child. Nappi, who do not post bond and is being held at the Women’s Adult Correctional Institution in Cranston, R. I.

The police have said that they expect to be back in court at a later date.

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