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Mom Charged Under Leandra’s Law After Alleged DWI Crash Into Fuel Tanker

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Police say five homes in Roslyn, Long Island had to be evacuated after 30-year-old Nicole Lopez crashed into a fuel tanker on Monday.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

Police say she was driving drunk – her blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit – with her 5-year-old daughter in the car.

Police said the driver of the tanker was ejected and then the truck then hit a fence.

Fuel began leaking from the tanker and homes were evacuated because of a fear of fire.

“A lot of inconvenience. A lot of concern in the community. This woman drank significantly,” said Nassau County police Lt. Kevin Smith.

Smith said they found an empty bottle of wine in her car.

She has also been charged under Leandra’s Law for having her daughter in the vehicle.

The truck driver was not seriously hurt, and Lopez’s daughter was not harmed.

Do you like the idea of Leandra’s Law, which makes it a more serious crime to drive drunk with a child in the car? Please sound off below!

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