Intoxicated East Rockaway Woman Drives Wrong Way on Expressway

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  05. December 2014

East Rockaway, NY - December 5, 2014 - Highway Patrol Bureau officers report the arrest of an East Rockaway woman for an incident that occurred on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 12:45 am in Bethpage.

According to officers, numerous 911 calls were received regarding a vehicle that was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway. After locating the vehicle, officers, who were forced to engage the vehicle head on, were able to safely bring the vehicle to a stop between exits 8 and 7.

A subsequent investigation at the scene revealed that the driver, Maureen Hamilton, 58, of 41 Wellfleet Road, was operating her car in an intoxicated condition. She was then placed under arrest without incident. There were no reports of any accidents as a result of Hamilton’s actions.

The defendant is charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree, Reckless Driving, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated (in excess of .08) and Driving the Wrong Way on a One Way Street.

Hamilton will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 12/05/2014.

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