Danielle Cirricione crashes car into Subway store in Patchogue; charged with Leandra's Law, cops say

Danielle Cirricione, 41, of Farmingville, was driving her Danielle Cirricione, 41, of Farmingville, was driving her 1999 Nissan when she crashed into the Subway Express food store on West Avenue in Patchogue on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, police said. Cirricione was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law, DWI and endangering the welfare of a child, they said. Photo Credit: SCPD

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A woman who crashed her car into a Patchogue food store Thursday was arrested and charged with drunken driving under Leandra's Law, Suffolk County police said.

Police said the child, a 6-year-old boy, was a cousin of the driver involved in the crash.

Danielle Cirricione, 41, of Farmingville, was driving her 1999 Nissan when police said she crashed it into the Subway Express food store on West Avenue just after 5 p.m. Police said she hit the store, broke the front glass windows and damaged a wall.

No one was injured.

Police said Cirricione was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law, which makes it a felony, even on first offense, to drive drunk with a child age 15 or younger in the car.

Cirricione also was charged with DWI and with endangering the welfare of a child.

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Leandra's Law is named for Leandra Rosado, an 11-year-old girl who was killed when the car she was riding in, driven by a drunken driver, overturned on the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan in October 2009.

Cirricione is scheduled for arraignment Friday in First District Court in Central Islip.

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