HARRISON, N.Y. (1010 WINS/AP) — Police say a New York woman is in critical condition after driving drunk the wrong way with her 4-year-old son in the back seat.
Harrison Detective Sgt. Edward Lucas said Leticia Chavez, 40, of Port Chester, suffered a broken neck and back, and a broken leg that may have to be amputated. Chavez is in a medically-induced coma at Westchester Medical Center, police said.
Her son had a broken leg.
Police say her car collided with a minivan in Harrison on Sunday after Chavez made a wrong turn onto Westchester Avenue around 7:30 p.m. The three minivan occupants suffered bumps and bruises and were transported to White Plains Hospital Center.
The sergeant said there were two bottles of alcohol in Chavez’s car, one empty, the other just opened. Police are waiting for blood test results to determine what her blood alcohol level was.
Police arrested her on charges of driving while intoxicated with a child, vehicular assault, child endangerment, all felonies, and misdemeanor DWI.
The name of her attorney was not immediately on record.