Two women face alcohol charges

MERRIMACK- Two young Massachusetts women were arrested on alcohol-related charges early Sunday morning after a police officer stopped their car for a yellow line violation, police said.

Kristen Anthony, 20, of Bradford, Mass., was the driver of the vehicle, which police stopped on Daniel Webster Highway near Loop Road at about 2:30 a.m. Police said she agreed to perform a field sobriety test, but was arrested after the officer determined that she was too impaired to drive.

Anthony was also charged with possession of alcohol, transportation of alcohol, and driving with an open container, police said.

Her passenger, Lauren Halkiotis, 18, of Haverhill, Mass., was arrested and charged with possession of alcohol, police added.

Both women are free on bail, with Anthony scheduled to appear in Merrimack District Court on Wednesday and Halkiotis slated for an appearance Oct. 21, police said.