Drunken Woman Crashed With Kids in Car Out of Seats: Glastonbury Police

A 39-year-old Amston woman was arrested on multiple charges after police said she mixed alcohol with prescription medication and crashed in Glastonbury with driving drunk with children in the car who weren't in seats. 

Amanda M. MacTavish, 39, of Amston, drove through a stop sign and collided with a utility pole and wall while she had seven passengers in her van on Hebron Avenue (Route 94) in Glastonbury, police said. Officers responded to the road near the Birch Mountain Road intersection after receiving a report of an accident with injuries. 

Police learned in their investigation that MacTavish drank alcohol with her prescription medications before the crash, police said. Four of the passengers in her car, including three children between 7 and 15, weren't in seats, according to police. 

Police charged MacTavish with operating under the influence, a stop sign violation, three counts of failure to secure passengers 7 to 15 years old, reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor. 

She was released on a $25,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Manchester Superior Court on Jan. 13. 

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