Driver arrested after allegedly fleeing police, crashing into Plymouth Harbor

Police said they used a stun gun to subdue a 39-year-old Plympton man, who fled in a stolen vehicle before driving down a boat ramp and into the water early Wednesday morning.

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Plymouth police arrested a Plympton man after he led them on a chase and crashed the car he was driving into Plymouth Harbor early Wednesday morning.

Ryan Reilly, 39, of Plympton, was arrested in Plymouth after police were notified Reilly reportedly stole his mother’s car.

An officer spotted the vehicle on Court Street, but Reilly allegedly refused to pull over and drove off. Police said they continued to follow the vehicle onto Water Street.

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Police said Reilly drove the car into the parking lot of the state boat ramp. He then drove down the ramp and straight into the water.

Police said Reilly got out of the car and started charging at the officers. Police used a stun gun on him and arrested him.

Plymouth firefighters took Reilly to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital as a precaution, but he was not injured.

Reilly is facing the following charges:

  • Use without authority (for allegedly stealing his mother’s car)
  • Failure to stop for police
  • Trespass by motor vehicle
  • Resisting arrest
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Malicious damage to a motor vehicle
  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  • License revoked as a habitual traffic offender

Police said Reilly would likely be arraigned sometime Wednesday morning via teleconference.

Police said they are waiting until low tide Wednesday morning to remove the car from the harbor.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.


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