06/04/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/04/2019 13:19
Drunk driver causes crash
CENTRAL ISLIP, Long Island, N.Y. - A five-year-old girl suffered severe injuries in a motor vehicle accident involving a suspected drunk driver in Central Islip. The crash reportedly occurred on Saturday, May 25, 2019, around 9:00 p.m. according to NBC 4 New York. The 57-year-old woman from East Patchogue was placed under arrest by Suffolk County police and now will face criminal charges related to the accident, including driving under the influence of alcohol. There was no information readily available concerning the woman's initial court appearance or if she had posted an appearance bond or posted bail. The specifics of the auto wreck remain under investigation with the Suffolk County police department.
Suffolk County police officers say that they charged a 57-year-old woman with drunk driving for causing a crash that injured a five-year-old girl. The initial reports filed by the Suffolk County accident investigators reveal that the woman placed under arrest was driving her Toyota Camry easterly on Motor Parkway around 9:00 p.m. The female operator turned left as if turning onto Joshua's Path in front of an oncoming Honda sports utility vehicle. The SUV was traveling westerly on Motor Parkway. The cars collided head-on.
Six people, including the operator, were riding in the SUV at the time of the crash. The five-year-old girl in the backseat sustained severe injuries. Rescue personnel transported the young child to a nearby hospital for treatment. The driver and four additional passengers in the SUV did not sustain any injuries in the crash. The 57-year-old driver of the Toyota Camry was hurt in the crash. Suffolk Police described her injuries as minor. She received transport to the hospital and placed into police custody.
Suffolk Police did not recite the evidence that led them to believe the woman was intoxicated while driving. Neither her attorney information nor information about her initial court date was immediately available.