An 18-year-old woman from Somerville will appear in court after she was caught behind the wheel of a moving car that had fireworks shooting out of it in Cambridge Monday night, officials said.
Police received reports of fireworks being set off from a car that was travelling through the Port neighborhood shortly before midnight, according to a tweet from Cambridge police.
The vehicle was in motion as the fireworks were shooting out of it, said Jeremy Warnick, a spokesman for the department.
Officers stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Columbia and Suffolk streets around 11:40 p.m., Warnick said.
Police found the women and two men passengers inside the car with four Roman candle-type fireworks, Warnick said. The fireworks were seized by police and later destroyed.
The woman, whose identity has not been released, will be summonsed to court for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of fireworks.
“As a reminder, it is illegal for private residents to use, possess, or sell fireworks in Massachusetts, or to purchase them legally elsewhere and then transport them into the state,” police wrote in the tweet.