SALEM — A Peabody mother who police say left her 11-year-old son standing alone in tears on a Salem street and drove off drunk with her other son was the one crying yesterday as she was sent to jail.
Cheri Cordero, 40, of 5 Lake Ave., Peabody, pleaded not guilty to charges of second-offense drunken driving and child endangerment at her arraignment yesterday in Salem District Court, where prosecutors sought not only to hike her original $500 cash bail but asked that her bail in four other pending court cases be revoked.
Cordero, it turns out, had been awaiting trial for alleged restraining order violations, as well as a criminal harassment case.
Judge Robert Brennan went along with the request to revoke her bail in the prior cases and increased her bail in the drunken-driving case to $5,000 cash. Even if she comes up with the bail, she cannot