7 Year Old Suffers Permenant Brain Injuries in Boxford Crash, Mother Charged with OUI-Drugs

carBy: Tom Duggan – 6-26-18
A Haverhill woman is being arraigned this morning after crashing her car in Boxford yesterday with two children in the car while she was under the influence of drugs.
A witness at the scene said she admitted to EMS that she had been using drugs just prior to the accident. 
In the car were her 2 children, 2 and 7 years old .
The seven year old had permanent brain injuries and was med-flighted to Boston where it is in critical condition.
The Haverhill woman driving the car has yet to be identified but was charged with; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs causing serious bodily injury to a child, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs (second offense).
Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to

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