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Friday, March 16 News

Mother faces two counts of risk of injury

Catherine Palmer, 42, 151 Butler Lane, New Canaan, was arrested June 13 on two counts of risk of injury to a minor after her 7-year-old son fell from his scooter half a mile from home, police said.

On June 10, police responded to Putnam Road near Wide Oak Shade Road on a report of a child lying injured on the side of the road, police said. The 7-year-old, who was not wearing a helmet and was with his 9-year-old brother, had fallen off his scooter and fractured his skull and received other injuries, police said. The 7-year-old has since been released from the hospital, police said.

Following an investigation, police determined that they had probable cause to arrest Palmer for risk of injury to a minor, the report stated. She was at home at the time of the boy's accident, police said.

Palmer told police her sons said they were going to play basketball at a friend's house. Their father was not home at the time of the incident, police said.

Palmer posted $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court June 23.