Police Arrest Lawrence Woman on Drunk Driving, Other Charges

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A Lawrence woman is due to be arraigned in Haverhill District Court on drunk driving and other motor vehicle charges following her arrest overnight by Haverhill police.

Francesca Virella, 27, of Lawrence, was arrested at 12:06 a.m., Wednesday, at 91 High St. She was charged with driving under the influence of liquor, negligent operation, driving with alcohol in an open container, marked lanes violation and not having a license in possession.

In other police news, a Haverhill woman, arrested Tuesday evening on a charge of shoplifting, is due to appear in court.

Katie Lessard, 33, of 29 View St., Haverhill, was arrested at 7:40 p.m., Tuesday, at home.