Salem woman charged with drunk driving with son in SUV

A Salem woman was charged Friday with drunk driving and reckless endangerment of a child after driving on train tracks in Beverly and crashing an SUV with her 5-year-old son in the vehicle, Beverly police said.

Michelle Leclair, 46, crashed a Ford Explorer into a side platform at the Beverly Depot train station at around 10:30 p.m. Friday with her son in the vehicle, Beverly Police Lieutenant Michael Devlin said. Police said in a statement that the child was taken to Beverly Hospital as a precaution.

According to Devlin, Leclair was arrested on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, marked lanes violation, reckless endangerment of a child, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle as to endanger.

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Leclair posted bail and is to be arraigned at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Salem District Court, Devlin said.

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