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Woman Arrested for DWI Following Centereach Crash With Grandson in Vehicle, Cops say

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Melinda Duncan of Coram, 56, is charged with violating Leandra’s Law.

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SCPD have arrested Melinda Duncan of Coram, 56, for DWI with a child in the vehicle after she was involved in a motor vehicle crash on Tuesday, July 18.

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Centereach, NY - July 19, 2017 - Suffolk County Police arrested a woman for driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle after she was involved in a motor vehicle crash in Centereach on Tuesday, July 18, at approximately 10:35 p.m.
 
Melinda Duncan was driving a 2014 Ford Focus southbound on South Coleman Road near Hettys Path when she struck a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban that was parked on the shoulder. Duncan and her 11 year old grandson, who was in the backseat, were not injured. 
 
Sixth Precinct Patrol officers arrested and charged Duncan, 56, of Coram, New York, with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Driving While Intoxicated and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Duncan will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on July 19.  
 
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