Sandra Stewart of East Patchogue, 57, is charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
Suffolk County Police arrested a woman for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle crash in Central Islip that seriously injured a 5-year-old girl.
Sandra Stewart was driving a 2001 Toyota Camry eastbound on Motor Parkway, turning left onto Joshua’s Path, when her vehicle crashed head-on with a 2006 Honda SUV that was travelling westbound on Motor Parkway.
Genesis Castro-Aguilar, a 5-year-old passenger in the backseat on the Honda, was transported via ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and then airlifted to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park for treatment of serious injuries. Stewart was transported to Southside Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Honda, Hugo Chavez, 23, of Huntington Station, and four other passengers including his wife and another child, were not injured.
Fourth Squad detectives charged Stewart, 57, of East Patchogue, with Driving While Intoxicated. She is being held overnight at the Fourth Precinct was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip.
Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.
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