A 31-year-old woman was charged with felony drunken driving after being arrested by an officer who stopped her as she fled the scene of an accident in Bellmore that left a man critically injured Friday, Nassau County police said.
Marne Morrison-Hackett, of 2583 Bellmore Ave., was charged with driving while intoxicated with a previous conviction, DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, first-degree vehicular assault and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicular. Police said Friday that Morrison-Hackett has a previous DWI conviction within the past 10 years.
Police initially said the driver remained at the scene.
After an investigation, however, it was learned that Morrison-Hackett fled the scene -- but was spotted and stopped by a Seventh Precinct officer responding to the call.
The crash closed westbound Sunrise between Centre Avenue and Newbridge Road during the investigation. It was reopened at about 7:30 a.m.
Morrison-Hackett was scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.
The investigation is continuing, police said.