LINCOLN – A Woonsocket woman has been arrested on charges of driving drunk with five children in her car at Lincoln Woods State Park.
Leah Beatriz Duran, 41, was arrested by state police at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday after park beach staff notified police that a possibly intoxicated woman was trying to leave the park in a minivan.
According to a police report, officers from the Department of Environmental Management confronted Duran, who allegedly attempted to flee and backed into one of the officer’s vehicles. Five children, ages seven months to 10 years old, were discovered in Duran’s vehicle. No one was injured.
State troopers from the Lincoln Woods Barracks arrested Duran and administered breathalyzer tests, which revealed her blood alcohol content was allegedly .279 and .277 in successive tests, more than three times the legal limit.
Duran was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor with a BAC of .15 or greater with a child under the age of 13 in the vehicle and driving with a suspended/revoke/cancelled license. She was also cited for operating a vehicle without proof of insurance, speeding and failure to carry and exhibit a license on demand. She was processed at the Lincoln Woods Barracks and released pending a court appearance in Third Division District Court on July 24.
The children were turned over to relatives. The Department of Children, Youth and Families was notified of the incident.