Last Wednesday, February 15th, Katherine Y. Bracamonte, age 30 of Avenel, was arrested for endangering the welfare of minors and driving while intoxicated after a motor vehicle stop in the area of West Westfield Avenue and Faitoute Avenue.
According to the report, at approximately 11:49 p.m., Officer Kyle Snyder observed a 2015 Nissan traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of West Westfield Avenue at Faitoute Avenue. A motor vehicle stop was conducted. The driver of the vehicle, Katherine Y. Bracamonte, had three (3) passengers in the vehicle – all of which were under the age of seven and none of which were wearing any seatbelts or child seats. Following an on-site investigation, Ms. Bracamonte was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.
She was also issued several motor vehicle summonses for driving while intoxicated, consumption of an alcoholic beverage within a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, driving the wrong way on a highway, and failure to use a car seat or restraint for a child under 8-years-old. It was also discovered that Ms. Bracaonte had an outstanding warrant out of Scotch Plains Municipal Court which was satisfied. She was ultimately released into the custody of a family member with a future court date.