UMass Professor Faces OUI Charges After Hitting Baby In Stroller
A UMass Amherst professor was arraigned Tuesday morning on the charges of driving under the influence and allegedly hitting a baby stroller with her car. The stroller was carrying a 17-month old child. There were no injuries as a result of the collision.
The incident happened in Hadley Monday afternoon in the Mountain Farms parking lot. According to WHDH/7 News Boston, officers responding to a 911 call around 2:30 p.m. learned that a black BMW driven by Tammy Haut-Donahue, 43, of Amherst, had hit the baby stroller.
Police arrested Haut-Donahue and charged her with operating under the influence of alcohol. She was released on personal recognizance during her arraignment at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown. Haut-Donahue is a research professor at UMass Amherst.
UMass issued a statement which read in part:
Our thoughts are with the mother and her child following this very concerning matter. UMass Amherst confirms that Tammy Haut-Donahue is a research professor in biomedical engineering. It is our understanding that the case is in the hands of the District Attorney's Office.
Officials were quick to disclose that the investigation remains ongoing. For more on the story, check out WHDH's website here.
How Many in America: From Guns to Ghost Towns
READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest