Cops: Mom was impaired by drugs in crash that critically hurt daughter, 4
A 4-year-old girl was critically injured and another woman was hurt after the child’s mother, allegedly high on drugs, crashed into an SUV on Flanders Road in Southampton on Thursday morning, State Police said.
The child, Gracelyn Perkowski, was in the back seat of her mother’s 2005 Toyota RAV4 during the 11:40 a.m. crash; she first was taken to the Peconic Bay Medical Center, and then sent to Stony Brook University Hospital, police said.
Her mother, Amy Wesolowski, 34, of Flanders, was placed on supervised release at her Friday arraignment, according to the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.
Wesolowski was charged with aggravated DWI with a child, a felony; as well as two misdemeanors, endangering the welfare of a child and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, according to the district attorney’s office.
She also was charged with driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law, State Police Capt. Christopher Casale said during a Friday press conference.
An order of protection was issued on behalf of the children.
Both Wesolowski and the other driver, a 29-year-old Water Mill woman, were treated and released Thursday at the Peconic Bay Medical Center.
The defendant is represented by the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County; her lawyer entered a plea of not guilty on the misdemeanors, and a denial of the felony. The Legal Aid Society has a policy of not commenting on behalf of its clients.
Wesolowski is due back in court on Wednesday.
State Police ask anyone who has information on the crash to call 631-756-3300.
With Robert Brodsky and Keldy Ortiz