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Woman Arrested in Westbury for Vehicular Assault, Heroin Possession

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  23. April 2014

Westbury, NY- April 23rd, 2014 - The Third Squad reports the details of an arrest for Vehicular Assault that occurred on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM in Westbury.

According to detectives, a 45 year old male victim was driving a 2009 work van southbound on Brush Hollow Road at the intersection of Hillcrest Drive when he collided with a 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by defendant Ethel Mae Edwards, 43, of 226 Garden Street, New Cassel.  The victim was trapped inside the vehicle and was extricated with the assistance of Nassau County Police Department Emergency Service Unit and Westbury Fire Department. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.  Two substances believed to be heroin and crack cocaine were found inside the defendants’ vehicle.  The defendant was placed under arrest at scene and was also transported to a local hospital where she was admitted for treatment of her injuries.

Edwards is being charged with Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Control Substance 7th Degree.  She will be arraigned as soon as practical.

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