Cops: Passenger grabs steering wheel, flips car

Jocelyn Carlson, 23, of Oceanside, was arraigned on Jocelyn Carlson, 23, of Oceanside, was arraigned on two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in First District Court in Hempstead, in connection with an incident on Tuesday involving an overturned car, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

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An Oceanside woman is due back in court Friday on reckless endangerment charges after police said she grabbed the steering wheel from the driver of a car she was riding in Tuesday, causing it to go out of control and overturn.

Jocelyn Carlson, 23, of 56 New St., was arraigned on two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead and was ordered held on $5,000 bond or cash bail.

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Court records indicate she did not post bail and was remanded to the county jail.

Nassau County police said Carlson was a passenger in a 2009 Hyundai Elantra being driven by a 34-year-old man east on Atlantic Avenue at about 5 p.m. when she "unexpectedly grabbed the steering wheel" and "yanked it to the right" -- causing the car to veer off the road, into a fence in front of Dee's Nursery. The car then overturned into the nursery parking lot, police said.

Carlson, the driver and a male rear-seat passenger were transported to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to police.

The circumstances leading to the incident were not immediately clear Thursday.

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Police did not release the identities of the driver or the second passenger in the car.

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