Baby on Board: Mom gets OUI with 2 year-old in Car

A mother was charged with her third OUI on East Main Street while her two year-old child was in the car.

Police arrested a mother for her third OUI while her two year-old was in the back of the car.

“We received calls of an erratic operator and the officer observed the vehicle," said Detective Scott DeCiero from the Community Services Bureau of the Marlborough Police Department. "He followed the vehicle. It drifted over the center line."

Marlborough Police Officer Scott King began following the Chevy Cobalt on East Main Street at 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday after a call was made by a driver that had been behind the car, according to his police report.

"As the vehicle approached the intersection of East Main Street and Stevens Street it took a left crossing over the center line almost striking a stopped vehicle facing north on East Main Street," wrote Officer King in his report.

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Police pulled over the car. It was driven by Sally Anne Catrambone, 30, of 219 Essex Street who was not licensed to drive a car in Massachusetts, according to Detective DeCiero. According to Officer King's report, Catrambone smelled of alcohol, had blood-shot eyes and swayed as she spoke after exiting the vehicle. She denied having had a drink, according to the report. A child in a car seat in the back of the car was two years-old, according to Detective DeCiero.

"I asked the operator to turn the vehicle off and she started to look around the passenger side of the vehicle. I had to ask her several times and finally I reached in and shut the vehicle off," said Officer King in his report before stating Catrambone allegedly failed four field sobriety tests.

She was arrested on charges of marked lanes violation, operating under the influence of liquor - third offence, child endangerment while operating under the influence of liquor and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

The child was picked up by a family member, said Detective DeCiero.

Catrambone was arraigned Wednesday and held without bail until she could be fitted with a GPS tracking device. That device was scheduled to be fitted Thursday. Additional conditions of her bail were to include probation determining windows for leave, a substance abuse evaluation, no alcohol or drugs, random screenings and alcoholics anonymous every day, according to court documents.

According to the police report, Catrambone has two OUI convictions in Pennsylvania, one in November of 2003 and one in February of 2004.


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