A Ronkonkoma woman was arrested and charged Monday with drunken driving and Leandra’s Law violations because her 8-year-old son was in the SUV she wrecked, the Suffolk County police said.

Veronica Valentine, 50, was driving a 2005 Ford Explorer east on Express Drive South when she swerved to avoid striking a dog in the roadway, police said.

Her sport utility vehicle went off the road and struck a wire fence and a tree on the north side of the roadway and west of Ocean Avenue in Ronkonkoma about 2:30 p.m., police said.

Valentine’s 8-year-old son was in the car, police said, and neither he nor his mother was injured.

Valentine was charged with driving while intoxicated; aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15 years old or younger — the Leandra’s Law violation; and endangering the welfare of a child.

Valentine is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Tuesday.

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Her vehicle was impounded and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information can call police at 631-854-8452.