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Jun 16, 2016 4:05 PM

Heroin, 2 children, dog reportedly found in 'impaired' Hopkinton woman's car

SALEM — A Hopkinton woman is facing a slew of charges after Salem police officers found heroin, children and a dog in her car Monday evening.

Sarah Breau, 29, was arrested after police responded to a report of a car that allegedly drove over the median, pulled a dangerous U-turn on Main Street and hit a parked car in Salem.

When officers found the car, they reported seeing Breau - who matched the witness's description - walking away from it.

After speaking with her, police said they noticed "obvious signs of impairment and narcotics use" and that she allegedly indicated she had just traveled to Lawrence, Mass. to buy heroin. Police said Breau admitted to "nodding off" before hitting the car.

Officers then allegedly observed several plastic bags containing powder-like substances along with a dog and two children - ages 8 and 9 - in the car.

She was charged with possessing heroin, two counts of child endangerment and criminal mischief.

While being held in custody, police said Breau removed a hospital bandage and several sutures that caused a large amount of blood to spill onto the floor in the cell block area.

She was arraigned Thursday and released on $5,000 bail.

No further information about the children was available as of 4 p.m. Thursday.

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