RIDGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A woman has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs after police said she slammed into a landscaper in Ridge, Long Island.
Around 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Brianna Hassett, 24, of Wading River, was heading east on Route 25 in a 2005 Cadillac, Suffolk County police said.READ MORE: Campaign 2021: Early Voting Begins In New Jersey And New York City
Hassett struck a landscaper who was cutting a lawn on the corner of Route 25 and Pleasant View Road, police said.READ MORE: Many New Yorkers Canceling, Scaling Back Halloween Festivities Due To COVID Concerns
The landscaper, Anibal Aceituno-Perez, 52, of Flanders, was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead in critical condition, police said.
Hassett was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, police said. She was being held at the Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct late Tuesday and was to be arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday.MORE NEWS: Alec Baldwin Was Told Gun Was 'Cold' Before Fatal Movie Set Shooting, Court Records Show
Detectives asked anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the Suffolk County police Major Case Unit at (631) 852-6555.