Woman charged in death of 7-year-old was above legal drinking limit

Olivia Mora, charged in the alleged drunk driving death of a 7-year-old girl, was arraigned at Suffolk Superior Court today.

Mora, 36, of Dorchester is accused of fatally striking Brianna Rosales, also of Dorchester, with her vehicle on Onley Street last November. The girl’s mother Glendalee Alvarado was also seriously injured in the crash.

Mora was held on a $150,000 cash bail after her arraignment, according to her court docket. She was previously charged in District. She was indicted for several charges including manslaughter by motor vehicle and operating under the influence causing serious bodily injury at Suffolk Superior Court in mid-March.

Nine hours after the crash, Mora’s blood-alcohol content was at .125 percent, prosecutors said, according to a report by WCVB.¬† State police experts estimated that at the time of the crash, her blood-alcohol content could have been as high as .386 percent.

The state’s legal limit¬† is .08 percent.

The Boston Globe reported Mora entered the courtroom with a cane. Alvarado wept in the gallery, the report said.

Mora’s attorney, Joseph Machera, tried to argue that Mora should be released to care for her 4-year-old daughter, WCVB reported. Her daughter is currently in custody of the Department of Children and Families, according to CBS.

A fund was established late last year by Rosales’ school to raise money for her $16,000 burial and for other costs.

Mora is due back in court for a pre-trial conference on May 22.

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