AMESBURY – An Amesbury woman who smashed her Volvo outside a Main Street home last month was arraigned Monday in Newburyport District Court on drunken driving and other charges related to the crash.
In an addition to a charge of operating under the influence of alcohol, Mackenzie Heather Lee, 30, of Carriage Hill Road was charged with three counts of wanton destruction of property, a marked lanes violation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Lee was released on personal recognizance, but ordered to remain drug and alcohol with random screens and not to drive. Her license was seized after the Oct. 16 crash. She is due back in court Jan. 15 for a pretrial hearing.
Several police officers, a fire engine and an ambulance responded to lower Main Street about 12:30 a.m. after the vehicle crashed. Lee was able to get out on her own, but was eventually taken by ambulance to the hospital, according to Amesbury firefighters.
Photos taken by firefighters and posted on the department’s Twitter account show heavy damage to the Volvo XC90. A rear passenger-side wheel was sheered off and there was front-end damage as well.
Instead of arresting Lee, police issued her a summons to appear in court – a common practice when someone is injured in a car crash.
In January, Lee was sentenced to a year’s probation after pleading guilty to assault and battery and disorderly conduct. During her court appearance Jan. 15, 2020, a probation violation will also be taken into account