Child Endangerment Zoloft & Alcohol 2011-06-06 Massachusetts Woman Crashes her Car in Parking Lot: 8 Year Old Grandson Inside the Car
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Paragraph four reads:  "Police said Casten admitted drinking two glasses of wine, taking Zoloft and taking another prescription pill."

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Police: Woman Drunk, On Drugs With Grandson In Car


Woman Arraigned On Tuesday

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POSTED: 1:44 pm EDT June 7, 2011
UPDATED: 2:25 pm EDT June 7, 2011
 
BOSTON -- A Hopkinton woman accused of driving drunk and on prescription drugs with her grandson in the car was in court Tuesday.

Christina Casten, 63, was arrested Monday at around 6:30 p.m. and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor, operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and child endangerment while OUI, the MetroWest Daily News reported.

Police said Casten crashed into a car in the EMC Park parking lot on Hayden Rowe Street while her 8-year-old grandson was in the car, the paper reported.

Police said Casten admitted drinking two glasses of wine, taking Zoloft and taking another prescription pill.

Casten pleaded not guilty. No bail was set. She will return to court on July 8.

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