For Immediate Release - April 27, 2010

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To OUI Drugs

Anna Moore, 45, of Salem, NH, pleaded not guilty today in Lawrence District Court to operating under the influence of drugs.

Essex Assistant District Attorney Michelle Defeo told the court that yesterday at about 6 p.m., Moore was driving her Jeep Cherokee at the intersection of South Broadway and Bowdoin Streets in Lawrence when she struck a stroller carrying two children, ages 2 and 3, which was being pushed by their mother. Neither of the children needed medical attention.

Although Judge Thomas Brennan set bail at personal recognizance on that charge, he held her without bail for 60 days on an open criminal matter.

The open matter involves charges of larceny, breaking and entering and malicious destruction of property, offenses that allegedly took place in Methuen in November of 2009. She returns to court for pre-trial hearings on both cases tomorrow.

Moore was represented at today's arraignment by Attorney John Brien. On the Methuen case, she is represented by Attorney Joanna Rodriguez.