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Massachusetts Grandmother Charged with DUI Alcohol, Drugs & Child Endangerment

Christina Casten, 63, of Hopkinton, was arrested by Framingham Police last night for on various Massachusetts OUI Charges for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs with her 8 year old grandson in the car.

Casten was arraigned in Framingham District Court this morning on several OUI / DUI Charges, including Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Child Endangerment while Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs.

According to the Framingham Police Department, Christina Casten allegedly admitted to having drank two glasses of wine, as well as having taken two prescription pills.

The Massachusetts DUI Crime of Child Endangerment While Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs became law in 2005 with the passing of “Melanie’s Law” by the Massachusetts State Legislature. Child Endangerment While OUI now makes it a crime to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs with a child 14 years of age or younger in the car.

The penalty upon conviction for Child Endangerment While DUI of Alcohol or Drugs is 90 days to 2.5 years imprisonment, as well as a driver’s license suspension for 1 year for a first time offender; or up to 3-5 years in state prison for a subsequent offender, as well as a 3 year loss of license.

Boston OUI Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation for all Massachusetts Drunk Driving Crimes, including Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs and Child Endangerment While OUI / DUI.

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