Central Islip Woman Arrested for Leandra’s Law Following Crash, Police Report


Ludivia Jimenez, 33, lost control of her vehicle and struck a car and a tree; Jimenez’s 10-month-old daughter was in the vehicle, cops say.

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SCPD have arrested Ludivia Jimenez of Central Islip, 33, for DWI (Leandra’s Law) in Coram on Friday, December 8.

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Coram, NY - December 8, 2017 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a woman for driving under the influence of alcohol with her child in her vehicle following a motor vehicle crash in Coram on Friday, December 8, 2017.
Ludivia Jimenez was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer southbound on Route 112 at approximately 12 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway, and struck a parked pick-up truck, causing the truck to crash into a parked Lexus. Her vehicle then struck a tree, causing it to overturn. Jimenez’s 10-month-old daughter was in the vehicle. Jimenez and her child were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital by Coram Fire Department Ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.
Jimenez, 33, of Central Islip was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, a Felony; Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law); and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.
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