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EG Woman Charged with DUI After Chase on I-95

EG woman allegedly drives drunk and refuses to pull over for miles, finally coming to a stop after police used a tire deflation device on the interstate.

An East Greenwich woman is facing a slew of charges after she allegedly drove drunk and led police on a chase on Route 95 from the Rhode Island border to Exit 11 in Canton, Mass.

Massachusetts State Troopers said Donna L. Duval, 37, was charged with driving under the influence, failing to stop for police, driving without a license, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and speeding after a chase that began around 1:35 a.m., police said.

Mass. troopers were alerted to Duval by Rhode Island State Police, who were following her as she reportedly drove erratically on Route 95.

Trooper Michael Bartucca from the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Foxoboro responded to the state line and was able to identify her vehicle — a 1996 Mazda pickup truck — heading north on Interstate 95.

Bartucca "observed the erratic operation of the vehicle detecting various motor vehicle violations," according to a state police release. 

The trooper activated his lights near Exit 9 in Sharon and Duval reportedly refused tos top and continued driving north.

Another trooper, William Newton, deployed a tire deflation device on the highway near Exit 11 in Canton. It was successful, resulting in Duval coming to a stop about one mile from the tire deflation device deployment area.

Police said nobody was hurt in the incident and Duval was the only occupant of the vehicle. 

She was transported to the State Police Barracks in Milton where she was booked and is being held pending an appearance in Stoughton District Court.

Police did not release any other details about the incident.

According to court records, Duval was arrested on March 30 by East Greenwich police for simple assault, disorderly conduct and obtaining food with intent to defraud stemming from an incident at Oaks Tavern.

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