Authorities on Wednesday arrested five people near an entrance to the Ted Williams Tunnel in Boston after they allegedly led police on a chase in a stolen car and rear-ended another vehicle, according to the State Police.
Just after midnight, a trooper patrolling Route 107 in Revere spotted a black 2017 Honda Accord that had been reported stolen out of Taunton on Tuesday, police said.
The trooper monitored the Accord as it entered Brown Circle rotary in Revere and exited onto Route 60 eastbound toward Route 1A and East Boston, as backup units began to respond, police said. A short time later, the trooper tried stopping the Accord, but the driver refused to stop.
Within minutes, the Accord continued onto Route 1A southbound and passed the Logan International Airport ramps before crashing into the back of a station wagon, police said.
All five occupants of the Accord tried to escape through the back seat but were taken into custody.
State Police identified the driver as Ailton Lopes, 20, of Brockton, and the passengers as Jaylani Cole, 18, of Roxbury; Syncere Lindsay, 18, of Brockton, Nia Owens, 19, of Lynn, and a 17-year-old Lynn female.
All were charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, State Police said. Lopes was also charged with failure to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating after license suspension, and a marked lanes violation.
It wasn’t immediately clear if they had hired lawyers who could speak on their behalf.