SOUTHINGTON - A local woman, charged with driving while intoxicated with a teen in the vehicle, has applied for a program that could let her avoid prosecution.
Jenessa Ives, 33, filed an application for an alcohol education program during a hearing Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court. She is charged with operating under the influence and risk of injury to a minor.
Ives, who is free without having had to post bail, is due back in court on Nov. 13, when she could be granted admission to the program for as long as two years. It would include 10 to 15 counseling sessions. Successful completion would result in the charges being dropped.
According to police, officers were called on July 3 about a vehicle being driven erratically by someone who appeared to be under the influence. Investigators found Ives and found that she was intoxicated, police said.
Police said Ives had a 15-year-old, who has not been identified, in the vehicle at the time of the allegations.
No injuries were reported.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.