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Mom arrested for DWI twice in 24 hours

Union Leader Correspondent

August 15. 2017 3:12PM

Sharon Estevao's booking photo from her arrest in Plaistow. (Plaistow Police Department)

Sharon Estevao’s booking photo from arrest in Exeter. (Exeter Police Department)

PLAISTOW — A mother accused of driving while under the influence in Exeter last weekend was arrested again on similar charges in Plaistow the next day with her 4-month-old daughter in the vehicle.

Sharon Estevao, 36, of Dracut, Mass., first encountered police about 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 when she was arrested by Exeter police and charged with DWI.

According to Exeter police Capt. Stephan Poulin, Estevao was believed to be under the influence of drugs. She had no children in the car at that time, he said, and was released to a “sober party” on $1,000 personal recognizance bond.

Estevao’s second run-in with officers came Aug. 13 after Plaistow police received a report of an erratic driver on Route 125 shortly before 9 p.m.

Plaistow police Capt. Brett Morgan said an officer responded to the call and followed Estevao for a short distance. He stopped her vehicle near the Stateline Plaza after noticing similar erratic driving, Morgan said.

Estevao had her 4-month-old daughter in the vehicle, he said.

She was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Morgan said Estevao was charged with aggravated DWI because she had a child in the vehicle at the time.

“It’s an automatic elevated level (charge) because of having an under 16 person in the vehicle,” Morgan said.

Estevao was released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail on the Plaistow charges and will be arraigned in the Plaistow Circuit Court on Aug. 25.

Meanwhile, Kingston Police Chief Donald Briggs Jr. said Estevao’s boyfriend, Jeremy Stephenson, 34, of Dracut, is also facing charges in Kingston.

According to Briggs, Stephenson was arrested on Aug. 13 just after 4 p.m. on one count of simple assault and a second charge of domestic violence simple assault.

Briggs said Estevao was the alleged victim of a domestic incident that occurred while the two were driving in a truck on Main Street in the area of Kingston State Park. Briggs said the alleged assault occurred when the truck stopped, but he declined to provide more details on the case before Stephenson’s arraignment Wednesday in Plaistow Circuit Court.

Stephenson was released on $2,500 personal recognizance bond.

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