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