Woman gets jail for driving under the influence with child in car

Sep 14, 2017

Rockland — A 33-year-old South Thomaston woman will serve seven days in jail if she adheres to conditions of an agreement reached with the district attorney's office after she admitted to driving under the influence of drugs with a child in her car.

Kate E. Tripp pleaded guilty Thursday, Sept. 14, to endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful possession of a drug, and operating under the influence.

Tripp was found passed out in the parking lot of the Dunkin' Donuts in Thomaston July 21.

As part of a deferred disposition, if Tripp refrains from further criminal conduct over the next 12 months she will be sentenced to 364 days in jail with all but seven days suspended for the drug (oxycodone) possession charge and concurrent seven-day sentences for endangering the welfare of a child and operating under the influence. A charge of driving to endanger was dismissed.

She will also be on probation for a year.

Final sentencing will occur next September.

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