Long Island Woman Charged With DWI After Crash With 3 Kids in Car: Police

A Long Island woman was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after crashing into a vehicle and fleeing the scene while three young children were inside her car, police said Sunday.

The 28-year-old was driving westbound on Connetquot Avenue in Central Islip Saturday afternoon in a 2006 Infiniti while three children - ages 3, 7, and 9 - were inside the car, according to police. The vehicle strayed into the eastbound lanes and crashed head-on into a 2015 Ford SUV, police said.

The woman fled the scene and continued driving westbound until she drove through a guard rail on the north side of Connetquot Avenue and crashed into a tree, according to police.

The woman was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where she received treatment for a minor laceration to her forehead, according to police. She was later released from the hospital.

Police said the woman was arrested on charges including aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15 years old or younger (Leandra’s Law), aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

A 46-year-old female driver and a 14-year-old passenger in the Ford SUV were not injured in the accident, nor were the three children inside the 28-year-old’s Infiniti, according to police.

The kids who were riding in the woman’s vehicle were released to family members following the crash, police said. Her vehicle was also impounded for a safety check.

The investigation is ongoing.

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