Police on Long Island arrested a woman on DWI charges Saturday, after she allegedly crashed into a telephone pole with three children in her car and took them along as she ran off.
A Huntington Station man has been arrested for driving while intoxicated with two children in his vehicle.
Jose Umanzor was driving a 2001 Honda Civic in a parking lot, located at 801 Crooked Hill Rd. in Brentwood, when he tried to make a U-turn and backed into an unoccupied, parked vehicle, police said.
Nina Gebarowski, 38, of Selden, covered her face and apologized as she left the courthouse in Central Islip Friday. Gebarowski is accused of driving drunk with her 2-year-old daughter in the car when she hit a pedestrian in Selden who was walking with his 4-year-old son.
Laquita Brooks apparently lost control of her car Thursday night at 10:50 p.m. on Dix Hills Road. The car struck a sign and then a tree, Suffolk County police said.
Convicted drunken drivers are too often lying about not owning cars to avoid having to use breath-test ignition systems to drive, Nassau County’s district attorney says.
A woman was arrested in Suffolk County early Saturday, after being caught driving while intoxicated with her 7-year-old granddaughter in the car.
Suffolk County Police said Jose E. Amaya, 29, of Patchogue was spotted driving erratically and crossing a double yellow line while traveling eastbound on Montauk Highway near Lenox Avenue in East Patchogue.
The couple crashed into a home after leaving a baby shower, police said.
The New York state law requires convicted drunk drivers to blow into a device that measures the driver’s blood alcohol level before the car can be started.
Police arrested three parents on Long Island in recent days for driving while either high on drugs or drunk.
Police say a Long Island woman was drunk when her car drifted off the road, struck a parked vehicle and overturned with her 6-year-old daughter inside.
Officials called on state lawmakers to close a loophole allowing convicted drunk divers to avoid the mandatory ignition interlock requirement under the anti-drunk driving measure.
Officers located Taylor in Blue Point as she ran from her car with her 8-year-old child and two grandchildren, ages 4 and 6, police said.
When Mary Kimbrough was pulled over, the officer saw the left front tire of her car was missing and the kids were screaming and trying to call relatives using a cell phone, police said.