A Dix Hills woman has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol with her son, 3, in her vehicle following a motor vehicle crash Saturday night in Wheatley Heights.
Suffolk County police said Cristi Rivas, 38, of 784 Deer Park Rd., was driving a 2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 southbound on Straight Path at about 11:15 p.m. when her vehicle rear-ended a 2013 Honda Odyssey, driven by Khizar Kharam, 63.
Police said Rivas and Kharam suffered minor injuries and were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip and that Rivas' son did not appear to be injured but was also taken to the same hospital for evaluation.More coverageComplete coverage: Suspected DWI crashes, arrests on LI
Rivas was charged under Leandra's Law with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15 years old or younger and was scheduled to be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.
The child was released to a family member.
Rivas' vehicle was impounded and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.