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Mastic Beach woman who faces DWI charge with tot in SUV caused Tuesday crash that hurt 3, police say

Julieann Klopfer, 33, of Mastic Beach, was arrested

Julieann Klopfer, 33, of Mastic Beach, was arrested for driving while intoxicated with a two-year-old boy in her car (Leandra's Law) early Sunday morning, Aug. 31, 2014 Suffolk County police said. Credit: SCPD

A Mastic Beach woman who Suffolk County police said had a toddler with her when she was charged with driving while intoxicated early Sunday caused a crash Tuesday in West Babylon that injured three after she ran a red light, according to police.

Julieann Klopfer, 33, of 79 Cypress Dr., was also charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15 years old or younger, and endangering the welfare of a child after her arrest at a DWI checkpoint in Shirley, police said.

She was arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip, where her bail was set at $60,000 bond or $20,000 cash. She is scheduled for a hearing on Friday.

Police said Seventh Precinct officers had set up a checkpoint on the ramp of the eastbound Sunrise Highway at Exit 58 south in Shirley, where Klopfer was stopped and evaluated. She was found to be intoxicated, and her fiance's 2-year-old son was in the backseat of her car, a 1998 Mercedes.

On Tuesday morning, Klopfer was ticketed for driving with a suspended license, speeding and running a red light after crashing her Chevrolet Suburban into a car at Little East Neck Road and Straight Path in West Babylon. The impact from Klopfer's SUV shoved the Saturn into a Chrysler sedan, Suffolk police said.

Klopfer, an unidentified passenger in her car, and the driver of the Saturn were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police said Klopfer told them that her brakes had failed, causing her to run the red light.

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