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Mom charged with DWI in crash with her twins in SUV, cops say

Police investigate the scene of a crash on

Police investigate the scene of a crash on Monday on West Yaphank Road in Coram. Credit: James Carbone

A Coram woman was intoxicated and driving with three children in her sport utility vehicle when she crashed into a tree on West Yaphank Road early Monday morning, police said.

Suffolk County police charged Tyleen Smith, 36, with violating Leandra’s Law, which makes it a felony to drive drunk with a child 15 years old or younger in the vehicle, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the 6:07 a.m. crash.

She was admitted to Stony Brook University Hospital with broken bones. It was unclear when she will be arraigned, police said.

Smith’s 10-year old twins, a boy and a girl, were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with broken bones. Her 8-year-old son was treated there for minor injuries.

A Bellport woman who was a front-seat passenger was taken to Long Island Medical Center in East Patchogue with minor injuries.

Police said Smith’s 2004 Saturn Vue was heading north when it struck a tree in front of a home.

Suffolk County Child Protective Services was notified, police said.

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