Drunk Driving Coram Mom Crashes into Tree and Injures Her Three Children, Police Say


Officials: Tyleen Smith, 36, was charged with violations of Leandra’s Law.

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SCPD arrested Tyleen Smith of Coram, 36 for Leandra’s Law/DWI.

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Coram, NY - May 29, 2018 - Suffolk County Police arrested a Coram woman for Leandra’s Law after she was involved in a single-vehicle crash that injured her three children on Monday, May 28, 2018.
Tyleen Smith was driving a 2004 Saturn Vue northbound on West Yaphank Road when her vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree in front of 99 West Yaphank Road at 6:07 a.m. Smith had four passengers in the vehicle, including the three children.
Smith’s 11-year-old twins, a boy and girl, were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of broken bones. Smith and her 8-year-old son were also treated at Stony Brook University Hospital for minor injuries.
Front seat passenger, Talisha Thomas, 43, of Bellport, was transported to Long Island Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment of minor injuries.
Smith, 36, was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law) and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on May 29.
Suffolk County Child Protective Services was notified.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.