BEVERLY, MA (WBZ-AM)--A Boxford man is facing drunk driving charges after police say he hit a woman and her daughter while they were in a crosswalk in Beverly. Both victims suffered serious injuries.
Lisa Taylor and her 18-year-old daughter Rachel were crossing Cabot Street near Winter Street around 9 p.m. Thursday night when they were hit by marine veteran Stephen Hendricks. Rachel Taylor suffered a fractured skull and her mother multiple broken bones. Both were taken to nearby hospitals.
Hendricks stopped at the scene and according to eyewitnesses was visibly shaken by the accident. Responding officers found Hendrick's car with heavy front end damage along with five bottles of wine, two nips of rum, three nitrous oxide containers and some pills inside. He was arrested and police say he blew three times the legal alcohol limit on the breathalyzer. At his arraignment Friday, Hendrick told the court he never saw the victims before he hit them.
Hendricks was charged with operating under the influence of liquor causing serious bodily injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and a crosswalk violation and held on on $7,500 bail, which was paid by his family. He will remain in jail over the weekend to be fitted for an alcohol consumption detector.