Woman Arrested for DWI After Car Crashes Through House, Lands in Backyard

A 90-year-old woman and her caretaker were home at the time but were not hurt, police said

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    A Brooklyn woman faces DWI charges after police say she drove through a house on Long Island. Ida Siegal reports. (Published Tuesday, May 29, 2012)

    A Brooklyn woman was arrested for drunk driving after her Mercedes crashed into a Long Island house, apparently plowing through the kitchen and landing in the backyard.

    Suffolk County police say the car ended up in the backyard of the house on Browns Road in Huntington at about 4 a.m. Monday. She was arraigned Tuesday.

    A 90-year-old woman and her caretaker were in the house, but were not hurt.

    Police say the driver, Sophia Anderson, 21, failed to turn at the Southdown Road T-section.

    There were downed trees and what appeared to be tire tracks in the yard after what neighbors said was a noisy crash that woke them up.

    "In order for the car, I think, to go through the house into the backyard, it must have been going at a pretty fast clip," said the woman who lives across the street.

    Her bail was set at $50,000. Her lawyer, John Loturco, asked for $2,500.

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