DUI with child in the BACK seat?!? What’s going on in Billerica?

Lowell Sun

BILLERICA — A 40-year-old Billerica woman was arrested on Labor Day after allegedly driving drunk with a child in the car, according to the Billerica Police Department.

Kristin Ward is being charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, child endangerment while operating under the influence, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and alcohol from an open container.

Generally the youth of Billerica can pilot anything from ATV’s to a fan boats by the age of 10 months. Two wheels, four wheels, eighteen wheels, you name it…a baby Billerican can drop a clutch in it. Partly for means of survival on the Billerican frontier, but mostly for circumstances like this. And for that, leaving your mom hanging like this is pretty disconcerting. I don’t know what this kid’s problem is, but sitting there in your cozy car seat while your hammered mom slaloms through a parking lot is pretty uncouth. Grab the wheel, bro! A sad day in Billerica indeed.