B'klyn woman drunkenly slammed car through a house: Cops
A Brooklyn woman is behind bars after drunkenly plowing her car straight through a 90-year-old woman's Long Island home early Monday morning, police said.
Twenty-one-year-old Sophia Anderson's red Mercedes convertible smashed right through the front of the woman's home just after 4 a.m., cops and neighbors said. The car finally stopped when it crashed into trees in the woman's back yard.
Anderson, of Bushwick, miraculously walked away from the accident with only scrapes and bruises on her face. A male passenger in the car escaped serious injury, police said, as did the unidentified senior and her caretaker. The passenger was not charged with a crime.
Cops believe Anderson “failed to turn” at the intersection, which has a stop sign, continuing right into the house.
Neighbor Polly Hanson Greenberg said it looked like Anderson “saw the woman's driveway as a continuation of the road.”
At first, Greenberg said she thought her neighbor was being robbed.
“In the back yard I saw somebody wandering around,” she said. “I thought it was being broken into, and then I realized there was a car in the back yard."
"It was a brand new, red Mercedes convertible. Right through the living room,” Greenberg said, adding that the car pulled a kitchen stove with it to the back yard.
Huntington Fire Chief Ken Cochrane said the scene was “like nothing I've ever seen,” adding that the car, “took everything in its path.”
Anderson was treated at Huntington Hospital and arrested after she was released, police said. She will be arraigned today on charges of driving while intoxicated.