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In this month’s New York DUI Arrest Report we cover the stories of several DUI arrests on Long Island and a DUI arrest in Westchester County.
Woman Charged With DUI In Centereach, NY After Crashing Car
A 21-year-old woman was arrested on drunk driving charges after being involved in a car accident on Long Island.
According to reports, the accident happened during the early hours of Sunday, December 18th, when the driver lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a tree. The other passenger in the vehicle was rushed to the hospital to be treated for critical injuries that he sustained during the accident.
Meanwhile, the 21-year-old driver was treated for non-life threatening injuries and was subsequently arrested for drunk driving by Suffolk County police.
Long Island Woman Charged With Drunk Driving & Leandra’s Law Violations
A Long Island woman was arrested on DWI charges and Leandra’s Law violations after crashing her vehicle in Ronkonkoma, NY.
Suffolk County Police say the 50-year-old mother was driving eastbound on Express Drive South with her 8-year-old son in the vehicle on Monday, December 26th, when she swerved to avoid hitting a dog in the road. The vehicle went off the road, crashing into a wire fence and a tree before coming to a stop.
Suffolk County police officers arrived on the scene of the accident and arrested the woman on drunk driving charges.
The woman will also be charged with aggravated DWI with a child passenger, as well as endangering the welfare of a child because her 8-year-old son was in the vehicle.
Woman Arrested For DUI After Officer Leaps Into Moving Car On LIE To Save Toddler
A 37-year-old woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a Suffolk County police officer leaped into a dangerously slow moving car on the Long Island Expressway.
According to reports, officer Joe Gross noticed the woman driving eastbound on the Long Island Expressway at approximately 20mph and approached the side of the vehicle where he saw a toddler in the back seat.
The officer signaled for the woman to pull her vehicle over to the side of the road, but the woman replied that she couldn’t pull over.
Suspecting that the driver was under the influence of drugs, officer Gross sped ahead of her vehicle and pulled over to the side of the road. The woman was able to slow down to about 5mph and officer Gross jumped into the passenger-side window of her vehicle to help her stop.
“All your training says, don’t go into a moving car, and I didn’t like the idea of it, but when the window of opportunity was there, and her speed is so slow, I jumped at it,” said Gross. “I’m fortunate it worked out the way it did.”
The woman was arrested on charges of driving while ability impaired by drugs, aggravated DWI with a child passenger 15 years or younger and endangering the welfare of a child.
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New York Man Arrested After Fleeing Scene Of Deadly DUI Accident In The Bronx, NY
A man was arrested for driving while intoxicated and a slew of other charges after fleeing the scene of a fatal accident in the Bronx, NY. According to reports, the 21-year-old man was driving with three other friends in the vehicle on Thursday, January 7th, when the crash occurred on Boston Road near Wallace Avenue.
Police say the man was driving at a speed of approximately 75mph on a 25mph road when he lost control of his vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic, crashing into a minivan heading in the opposite direction.
Firefighters responding to the scene of the accident had to use special machinery to pry open the mangled vehicle in order to free the driver and other passengers involved in the accident.
Witnesses say that firefighters ordered the driver to stay at the scene of the accident, but he allegedly fled the scene on foot. The driver appeared at Jacobi Medical Center nearly five hours later to be treated for injuries that he suffered during the accident, according to a complaint filed in Bronx Criminal Court.
One of the driver’s friends who was involved in the accident was rushed to the same hospital, but he died from the injuries sustained in the crash.
The driver was charged with aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving, drunken driving and speeding.
DUI Arrest Made After Wrong-way Crash In White Plains, NY
A man from White Plains, NY was arrested on drunk driving charges on Wednesday, January 11th, after causing an accident in Mount Pleasant, NY.
According to reports, the 22-year-old man was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of the Taconic State Parkway at about 8:30 p.m. when he crashed into oncoming traffic.
Police say the wrong-way driver was taken to Westchester Medical Center to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
A breath test showed that the man allegedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.27% when he was arrested. He was ultimately charged with a felony count of aggravated DWI and a count of reckless driving, as several other traffic violations.