Plymouth woman charged with driving under influence of drugs with child in car

WAREHAM – A Plymouth woman is facing charges that she was driving under the influence of drugs with her 3-year old child in the car in Wareham.

Last Friday at approximately 2:00 pm, Sgt. Peter Flannery and Officer Nate Aronson responded to a motor vehicle that had traveled off Glen Charlie Road and struck bushes and a snow bank.

Upon arrival, officers noticed an adult female slumped over the wheel and a 3 year old child in the rear seat, both with unknown injuries. The rear window of the vehicle was then broken to gain access into the vehicle and assess the occupants.

While the child was not injured, the driver, 34 year old Jocelyn MacRoberts of Long Pond Rd. was suffering an apparent drug overdose and was immediately administered Narcan to be revived.

Police allege MacRoberts used heroin prior to going off the roadway.

MacRoberts’ son was seated in a child seat, although the seat was not properly secured.

MacRoberts, who was being treated at Tobey Hospital, has been summoned to Wareham District Court to face the following criminal charges:

1. OUI Drugs, 1st offense 0326CR0929A
2. Operating After Suspension
3. Operating to Endanger
4. Child Endangerment While OUI
5. Marked Lanes Violation
6. Failure to Properly Restrain a Child Under 5


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