No bail for woman accused of hitting, injuring cop with car


DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) – A New Bedford woman was arraigned on multiple charges after police say she struck an officer with her car Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m.

Alanna Baylies, 33, was ordered held without bail at her arraignment in New Bedford District Court Thursday afternoon.

Police say Baylies was slumped over the wheel of her 1998 Nissan Sentra at Jones Park on St. John Street. An officer opened the driver’s door to check on her welfare, and just as Baylies came to, they said she put her car in reverse, catching the officer in the open door and throwing him to the ground.

Officials said Baylies then took off in the car before crashing on Route 18 near Union Street in New Bedford. They said She proceeded to get out of the car and run off before officers arrested her.

Baylies is charged with assault and battery on a police officer, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to stop for police, leaving the scene of a crash resulting in personal injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, failure to stop/yield, resisting arrest, and operating under the influence of drugs.

The officer was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital where he was treated for an upper body injury and released.

Baylies was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital.

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