HAVERHILL — Seven people, including a Groveland woman with a car full of kids, were arrested on drunken driving charges during a weekend state police roadblock on Route 125.
While 376 motor vehicles passed through the checkpoint on South Main Street near Academy Lanes bowling alley, only 10 were sent into a holding area where drivers were tested, according to state police spokesman Matthew Murray.
Of those, seven were arrested for operating under the influence, he said. One of those arrested was Christine Delgado, 41, of Groveland.
State police said Delgado had been returning from a Lowell Spinners baseball game Friday night with her 9-year-old son and a group of her son's friends. While she was being arrested, the children were given a tour of the State Police Breath Alcohol Testing vehicle, or BAT-mobile, a large camper-like truck that resembles a Winnebago.
She was given a field sobriety test and now faces charges of operating under the influence of alcohol, child endangerment while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, and a marked lanes violation. She and five others arrested are due to be arraigned today in Haverhill District Court.
Delgado's husband picked up the children and took them home.
Also arrested were:
Derek Vaughan, 30, of Lowell. He was charged with operating under the influence of drugs and alcohol, operating after suspension of his license for driving under the influence, driving with after-market lighting, possession of Class B drugs. He was arraigned yesterday.
Melissa Hajjar, 34, of Haverhill. Charged with failing to yield or stop, operating under the influence of alcohol.
Craig DeMarco, 32, of Haverhill, operating under the influence of alcohol.
Paul Kelly, 29, of Haverhill, operating under the influence of alcohol.
Craig Harrison, 22, of Amesbury, operating under the influence of alcohol.
Ian Alder, 33, of Haverhill, marked-lanes violation, failure to stop or yield, and operating under the influence of alcohol.
The roadblock ended about 2 a.m.
In addition to the arrests at the roadblock, state police conducted patrols on roads in the area, issuing 59 civil citations for a variety of offenses, including eight seat belt violations, Murray said.
Participating in the roadblock alongside state police were Haverhill police and the Essex County Sheriff's Department.