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Woman crashed fleeing cops with infant and 1-year-old in car after larceny, police say

Dominique S. Scaggs, of Calverton, left, and her

Dominique S. Scaggs, of Calverton, left, and her passenger, Alicia M. Descalzo, of Riverhead, were both arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, police said. Scaggs was also charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs under Leandra's Law and other counts. Credit: Riverhead Town Police

A woman who stole from a Riverhead CVS fled with an infant and a 1-year-old in her vehicle Saturday while driving high on drugs, hitting a telephone pole, a parked vehicle and a fence before stopping, police said.

About 11 a.m. Saturday, police got a call  about a larceny at the CVS pharmacy at 1140 Old Country Rd., they said. Police pursued the vehicle used in the theft, but the driver fled and struck the pole, vehicle and fence, nearly hitting a home on Hamilton Avenue before she stopped and was arrested, along with an adult passenger.

The driver’s 4-month-old son and 1-year-old daughter were uninjured but taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for evaluation, police said. Child Protective Services was notified.

The driver, Dominique S. Scaggs, 29, of Calverton, and her passenger, Alicia M. Descalzo, 35, of Riverhead, were both charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, police said.

Scaggs was also charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, a class E felony under Leandra's Law for having children under age 15 in the car, police said. In addition, she was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving, unlawfully fleeing a police officer, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and other vehicle and traffic violations.

Held overnight, both were arraigned Sunday morning, police said. Arraignment and attorney information were still pending.

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