Woman flees after crash, 6-year-old boy left behind

Associated Press
Published: 8/21/2019 2:36:07 PM
Modified: 8/21/2019 2:35:57 PM

A woman accused of leaving her 6-year-old stepson behind in a car crash after she fled from police said she thought there was a warrant out for her arrest.

Police in Nashua said an officer saw 32-year-old Tracey Pelletier using her cellphone while driving Tuesday. The officer tried to stop her, but the car accelerated.

Shortly afterward, the car crashed into a porch and fence. Police said Pelletier ran and was later taken into custody. Her stepson in the back seat was taken to a hospital for minor injuries.

Pelletier pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a number of misdemeanors and violations, among them disobeying an officer; conduct after an accident; endangering the welfare of a child; and using a cellphone while driving.

Court records show a probation violation report was filed for Pelletier in an unrelated case.

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