Central Islip, NY - May 1, 2016 - Suffolk County Police arrested a Central Islip woman for driving while intoxicated after she was involved in a motor vehicle crash with three children in the vehicle.
Sabrina Andrade, 28, was driving a 2006 Infiniti with three children in the car, ages 3, 7, and 9, westbound on Connetquot Avenue when she crossed over into the eastbound lanes and crashed, head on, into a 2015 Ford SUV operated by a 46-year-old woman who had a 14-year-old passenger in the vehicle. Andrade fled the scene in her vehicle and continued westbound until she drove through a guard rail on the north side of Connetquot Avenue and hit a tree.
Andrade was transported by Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where she was treated for a minor laceration to her forehead and released. No other injuries were reported to have been sustained by anyone else involved in either crash.
Andrade was arrested and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of an Incident, Failure to Comply with Interlock Requirements and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She is being held at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.
The children were released to family members.
Andrade’s vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352.
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