Woman driving with child hits parked car, charged with DUI and drug possession

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MANCHESTER, NH – Rebecca Ricard, 34, of Manchester, was arrested Dec. 11, charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and endangering the welfare of a child after a car accident on Union Street.

Officers Benjamin Foster and Peter Flanagan responded to the area of 890 Union St. at 9:10 p.m. Friday night for a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, he spoke with the operator of the Toyota Camry, Ricard, and her passenger, an 11-year-old relative.

Police say Ricard was traveling north on Union Street approaching Webster Street when she struck a parked vehicle in front of 890 Union St.

The officers spoke with Ricard and gathered enough probable cause to place her into custody. A search prior to her arrested revealed she was in possession of .9 grams of heroin, 7.2 grams of marijuana and 3.5 Oxycodone pills, leading to additional charges of three counts of possession of a controlled drug.

The 11-year old juvenile was placed with a relative and police say it is fortunate no one was injured in the crash. The vehicle allegedly hit by Ricard, a Chevrolet Impala, was unoccupied at the time of the crash.

Ricard was released on $2,000 cash/surety and is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on December 28.

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