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April 6, 2013

Gloucester District Court: Woman gets jail time on license charge

Gloucester District Court

A 48-year-old Washington Street woman pleaded guilty on a charge of driving after a license suspension and was sentenced by Judge Joseph Jennings to six months in jail, but with most of the time suspended.

Randi J. Mckay was ordered to serve 10 days in jail, placed on probation until October, and will remain under supervision over that time. Mckay could face six additional months behind bars if she breaks the terms of her probation.

Police arrested Mckay after she was reported as driving erratically. Police had stopped Mckay as she was driving up Bass Avenue and an officer said she was crying while driving and nearly hit a curb.

Christina A. Haight, a 35-year-old East Main Street resident, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of heroin possession, but Judge Jennings continued the case without a finding until March.

Jennings ordered Haight to remain free of drugs and alcohol in the meantime, undergo a substance abuse evaluation and submit to random drug and alcohol screens. Haight was also ordered to pay a $50 assessment.

Police had arrested Haight in January after a patrolling officer recognized her as having an outstanding warrant. During booking, Haight admitted to having hidden a bag of heroin on her body and a nurse at Addison Gilbert Hospital supervised Haight as she removed the bag containing $50 worth of heroin, which was turned over to officers, police said.

Jennings dismissed a number of cases in Gloucester District Court:

Charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest against Christina A. Haight in a separate case were dismissed at the state’s request in court.

Three drug charges against a 60-year-old Gloucester man listed as homeless were dismissed upon his request in court. Michael E. Hinchey had faced charges of possessing Percocet, Xanax and Suboxin with intent to distribute all three.

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