Driver Charged With DWI in Minivan Crash That Critically Injured 5: NYPD

Police say a drunk driver lost control of a minivan and careened into a pole Monday afternoon on Staten Island, injuring five people in the vehicle, including four children. 

The minivan crashed around 4:30 p.m. on Fingerboard Road in the Grasmere neighborhood.

The impact of the crash injured four children and a 33-year-old woman. Among the children were an 11-month-old girl, a 3-year-old girl, a 9-year-old boy, and an 11-year-old girl. 

Those who were injured were rushed to Staten Island University Hospital in critical but stable condition.

The driver of the vehicle, 35-year-old Norman Williams, was arrested and charged with vehicular assault, aggravated DWI and DWI. The aggravated DWI charge stems from the fact that there was a child in the car. 

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