Probation for Salem Woman Who Drove Drunk on Train Tracks with Son in SUV

A Salem woman was given a year probation after a judge found her guilty of drunk driving, according to The Salem News.

Michelle LeClair was arrested in October 2013 and charged with drunk driving, reckless driving and child endangerment after police said she drunkenly drove her SUV onto commuter rail tracks in Beverly with her five-year-old son in the vehicle.

The Salem News reports:

Near the intersection of Route 62 and McPherson Drive, just yards from the Cummings Center, LeClair made a turn, driving onto the Newburyport-Rockport commuter rail line tracks, according to a police report.

Her son pleaded with her to get off of the tracks because a train might be coming, he later told officers.

But LeClair, who apparently thought she was on Bridge Street in Salem, kept going, as Beverly police scrambled to catch up at each train crossing.

The judge granted LeClair a continuance without a finding on the reckless driving and child endangerment charges. Those charges will be dismissed after one year, provided LeClair completes the requirements of her probation.

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