A Central Islip woman behind the wheel of a car carrying three children in the hamlet late Saturday afternoon faces multiple charges after crossing into oncoming traffic and slamming into an SUV, Suffolk police said.
Sabrina Andrade, 28, was charged under Leandra’s Law with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15 or younger, driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to comply with interlock requirements and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, police said.
An interlock is a breath-alcohol mechanism designed to prevent a car from being started by a driver who has been drinking.
Police said Andrade was driving a 2006 Infiniti west on Connetquot Avenue at 5:34 p.m. Saturday when she crossed into the eastbound lanes and crashed head-on into a 2015 Ford sport utility vehicle driven by a 46-year-old woman with a 14-year-old passenger. Neither was injured, police said.
The children in Andrade’s vehicle were ages 3, 7 and 9, police said.
Andrade then drove away from the scene, going west again until she went through a guardrail on the north side of Connetquot Avenue and hit a tree, police said. She was taken by Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where she was treated for a minor cut to her forehead and released.
No other injuries were reported.
Andrade was held on bail of $45,000 bond or $15,000 cash at arraignment Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.
The children were released to family members and the car was impounded for a safety check.
Detectives ask anyone with information about the crash to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352.