Monday, July 9, 2007

More Drunken Cruise Ship Antics

Police: Teacher, intoxicated, endangers child

A special education teacher was six times the legal limit for intoxication Friday night when she dropped and dragged her 2-year-old son aboard a harbor cruise ship, allege police.

As a result, Holly Spreen, 34, of 39 Langdon St. and 26 Piscassic St., Newmarket, was arraigned in Portsmouth District Court Monday on a charge of child endangerment.

Brought from the Rockingham County House of Corrections where she was held over the weekend, Spreen was also charged with violating bail conditions as a result of a domestic assault charge.

Prosecutor Corey MacDonald told the Herald Spreen’s .49 blood alcohol concentration, which was measured by medical professionals at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, was high enough to induce a coma or cause death.

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