SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Suffolk county woman will be in court Monday to face charges of driving while intoxicated and injuring a 10-year-old boy after hitting the car he was riding in.
Police say 23-year-old Lauren Ortiz ran a stop sign in Holbrook last night and then crashed into a Honda carrying a family of four, reports CBS2’s Jennifer DeAngelis.READ MORE: NYPD: Craig Tamanaha Charged With Arson For Setting Christmas Tree On Fire Outside FOX News Building
Police charged Ortiz with driving while intoxicated.
The parents and their 8-year-old daughter all suffered minor injuries, while the boy was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The front of the car suffered extensive damage after being hit by the vehicle investigators say Ortiz was driving.READ MORE: Funeral Today For Probationary Firefighter Vincent Malveaux
According to police, Ortiz was headed northbound on Coates Avenue in Holbrook when she blew through a stop sign and crashed into a car with a family inside.
That car was headed eastbound on Veterans Memorial Highway around 9 p.m.
Police say 10-year-old Lee Kaiser Junior was in the back seat of the car which was struck and was seriously hurt. His father, Lee Kaiser Sr., was driving the other vehicle.MORE NEWS: New Sharks Exhibit Coming To American Museum Of Natural History
Ortiz, of Lake Ronkonkoma, is being held here at the 4th Precinct.