Hingham police say a local woman driving intoxicated with a toddler she was babysitting crashed head-on into another vehicle that caused serious injuries to the other driver.
Posted in: Local News– Posted on January 20, 2013
The charges against 54-year-old Marcia Blake include felony operating under the influence causing serious bodily injury while reckless and child endangerment while under the influence.
The incident began at approximately 2 p.m. on Friday when a motorist called to report she was behind a vehicle that was operating erratically headed south on Beal St.
The caller continued following the vehicle as it drove onto Fort Hill St., where it crossed the center line and struck the other vehicle.
Blake’s car caught fire, but luckily two off-duty Hull firefighters were nearby and they helped put out the flames and remove the occupants.
Blake suffered minor injuries, and the child, said to be a relative, was not apparently hurt, though both were taken to South Shore Hospital.
Police tell WATD Blake admitted to having taken several medications before driving, including Oxycodone, Percocet and Klonopin.
The other driver, 67-year-old Charleen Phillips of Scituate, was taken to South Shore Hospital with serious injuries.
Officers filed a request for a license suspension for Blake with the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and also filed a report with the Department of Children and Families on behalf of the child.
Blake, who was arrested in 1999 for drunk-driving in Hanover, will appear in Hingham District Court on Tuesday.