• Police: Woman had vodka, beer, toddler in car that nearly caused crash


    DOUGLAS, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) - Police in Douglas say a woman was arrested and another was taken into protective custody after officers found beer, vodka and small amount of pot in a car that also contained a toddler.

    Police said they saw the car driven by 49-year-old Wanda Gross, of Webster, force another vehicle off the road while trying to pass a car and a tractor-trailer on Davis Street Tuesday afternoon.

    When officers pulled the vehicle over they said Gross' eyes were watery and bloodshot and she had alcohol on her breath. Police said they also saw an open 12-pack of beer, an empty can of beer and a toddler not secured in a car seat in the back seat of the car.

    Police said they later found an empty nip of vodka, an open liter of vodka and a small amount of marijuana in the car.

    Another woman in the car, who police said was babysitting the toddler, was taken into protective custody.

    Gross faces OUI, child endangerment while OUI, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure to drive in right lane, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and child unsecured in a car seat charges.


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