A Salem woman was arrested at the Beverly Depot Friday night after reportedly driving drunk on the railroad tracks with a 5-year-old child in the vehicle.
Michelle Leclair, 46, of Griswold Drive, Salem, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and reckless endangerment of a child, Beverly Lt. Michael Devlin said.
At 9:55 p.m., Beverly police and fire personnel responded to the Beverly Depot on Parks Street after receiving word that an SUV had just crashed into a wall along the train tracks.
A witness reportedly told police they saw a vehicle turn onto the tracks off of Elliott Street. Leclair's Ford Explorer reportedly made it a half-mile down the tracks before crashing.