Spreen is a special education teacher in New Hampshire. She was arrested after dropping (and dragging) her 2-year-old son aboard a cruise ship.
Sea Coast Online has the story:
Prosecutor Corey MacDonald told the Herald Spreen’s .49 blood alcohol concentration, which was measured by medical professionals at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, was high enough to induce a coma or cause death.
“I’d be dead,” he said.
The prosecutor alleges Spreen was already intoxicated when she showed up to board the cruise ship and that witnesses who saw her drop and drag the child reported their concerns to ship management who notified police. MacDonald said following Spreen’s arrest, her car was impounded and an empty wine bottle was found inside.
Through attorney John Driscoll, Spreen pleaded not guilty to the charges and told the court the child is staying with his father. The attorney said his client is a special education teacher in New Hampshire and according to public records she has been employed as a special education teacher in Seabrook for the past five years.