Bail set at $75,000 for woman police said drove into Deer Park supermarket


The Deer Park Fire Dept. responds to an accident involving a driver crashing into a Waldbaum's at 1960 Deer Park Ave. in Deer Park on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Photo Credit: B. Thomas

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A Dix Hills woman with a prior conviction for drunken driving plowed her car through the glass doors of a supermarket Thursday night in Deer Park, Suffolk County police said.

Jalpa Kalaria, 48, of Stratford Avenue, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felony, because of her prior conviction, police said.

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No one in the Waldbaum's at 1960 Deer Park Ave. was hurt, police said, but Kalaria was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for bruises she received during the accident. She was scheduled to appear in court Friday, where bond was set at $75,000. Her next hearing was scheduled for July 8.

Police said they got a 911 call about 8:19 p.m. Thursday and arriving officers found Kalaria's 2008 Lexus had crashed through the glass exit doors on the south side of the building.

Kalaria was first arrested on a misdemanor DUI charge Dec. 3. She pleaded guilty in May and is scheduled to be sentenced July 10, according to court records.

Her attorney Ira S. Rosenberg could not be reached Friday evening.

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