Woman arrested for OUI with child in car during storm

Jocelyn R. O’Driscoll

YARMOUTH – Yarmouth Police report that on Friday, March 2, 2018 at approximately 8 PM, the Yarmouth Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call regarding an intoxicated female in a vehicle with a child in the back seat in the area of Route 6A near Strawberry Lane in Yarmouthport.

Yarmouth Police Department Patrol Officer Brian Niezgoda arrived and found a red Volvo mostly in the roadway, blocking traffic, in front of the Compass Rose Inn.

Vehicles traveling had to go into the oncoming lane to get around the Volvo. The vehicle was running and the brake lights would go on and off as if the operator was stepping on the brake.

Officer Niezgoda encountered the operator and noticed a young child in the back of the vehicle in a car seat.

Additional Police Officers arrived and took care of the child as the operator was interviewed.

The operator, identified as 39-year-old Jocelyn R. O’Driscoll, admitted to drinking nips—was given Field Sobriety Tests—and was found to be highly intoxicated.

Patrol Officer David Dickey located 15 full Expresso Vodka nips in her vehicle and 6 empty ones.

O’Driscoll was placed under arrest on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, operating negligently to endanger, and child endangerment by OUI, and transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters for booking

The empty and full nip bottles taken as evidence were brought back to YPD and logged into evidence.

The vehicle was towed by Mid Cape Collision.

The child was taken care of by Police Officers at YPD Headquarters until members of the Massachusetts Department of Children of Families arrived and took custody.

O’Driscoll was scheduled to be arraigned in the Barnstable District Court Monday.
Media release and mugshot furnished by Yarmouth Police

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