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Woman accused of driving while high, crashing with young child in car

According to the Lincoln County News, 24-year-old Brittany Burns was driving on Back Meadow Road around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday in Damariscotta when her vehicle left the road and hit a tree. (Damariscotta Police Department & Two Bridges Regional Jail via Lincoln County News)

DAMARISCOTTA (WGME) -- A woman is accused of driving while high and crashing with a young child in the car.

It happened in Damariscotta on Tuesday.

According to the Lincoln County News, 24-year-old Brittany Burns was driving on Back Meadow Road around 6:30 a.m. when her vehicle left the road and hit a tree.

Police say Burns had on a seat belt and a child under two in her car was properly restrained. Both suffered minor injuries.

Police say Burns was high on marijuana.

Burns faces one count each of endangering the welfare of a child, operating under the influence, and possession of a schedule Z drug (clonazepam), Damariscotta Police Chief Warlick told the Lincoln County News.




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