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January 6, 2014

Police: Mom charged with OUI after sledding trip

SALEM — It was a sledding trip gone wrong when a 29-year-old Burlington woman Friday night was arrested on drunken-driving and other charges after she crashed into a telephone pole with her 2-year-old son in the vehicle, police said.

According to police, the mother — who does not have custody of the child — only had permission to take her 2-year-old son sledding.

Danielle M. Riccio was arrested at 10:20 p.m. on charges of drunken driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, marked lane violations and child endangerment. Her son was taken to Salem Hospital as a precaution and because there was no one to take custody of him, police said.

Police were dispatched to the single-car crash on Jefferson Avenue and witnessed Riccio attempting to leave the scene in her black SUV, according to a police log item.

Riccio refused to give information when questioned by the Department of Children and Families on who could take custody of the child. The child was placed with an emergency foster caretaker, police said.

Around 3:30 a.m., Riccio’s mother called police and stated that she had legal custody of her daughter’s 2-year-old.

“She stated further that Danielle only had permission to take the child sledding,” the police log item read.

Riccio’s mother was put in contact with the case worker, according to police.

Staff writer Jonathan Phelps can be reached at 978-338-2527 or by email at Follow him on Twitter at JPhelps_SN.

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