Mother, Grandmother Arrested On Drug Charges, Child Endangerment
Jun 23, 2015 05:47AM
By Bill Gilman
The mother and grandmother of an eight-month-old infant are are facing multiple charges, after allegedly leading police on a car chase through North Tewksbury with the child in the back seat of their vehicle.
Hailey Stimpson, 21 and Linda Stimpson, 44, both of 27 Champa Road, Billerica are scheduled to be arraigned today in Lowell District Court, Hailey Stimpson is charged with possession of heroin, 3 counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (motor vehicle), failure to stop for police, creating a serious risk of bodily injury to a child, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and several other motor vehicle charges. Linda Stimpson is being charged with possession of heroin and resisting arrest.
According to Tewksbury Police, the incident began when Hailey Stimpson drove her vehicle at a Tewksbury Detective after an inquiry was made into her using narcotics at the Wendy’s restaurant on Andover Street. She was with her mother and her 8-month-old baby, who was in a car seat in the rear of the vehicle.
After fleeing the parking lot, the younger Stimpson drove onto North Street as she swerved her vehicle at two other officers, causing one to immediately move out of the way, or be struck.
The vehicle eventually came to a stop near Main and Chandler Street where several officers were able to detain both women and place them under arrest.
According to police, Linda Stimpson resisted officers during her arrest but no officers were injured during the incident. A small amount of narcotics was recovered.
The baby was also unharmed and brought to the Tewksbury Police Station by officers. The Department of Children and Families was notified and social workers came to the station to take the child into their custody.