Cops: DWI mom flips car with child inside

The driver of a Ford sedan suffered minor

The driver of a Ford sedan suffered minor injuries in a two car accident at East Chestnut Street and Sunrise Highway in Massapequa. Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

advertisement | advertise on newsday

A Massapequa woman was driving drunk with her 6-year-old daughter when she overturned her car after striking a parked car Monday afternoon in Massapequa, Nassau County police said.

Phyllis Lindberg, 49, of 77 Gem Lane, was arraigned Tuesday on felony drunken-driving charges under Leandra's Law after she drifted off eastbound Sunrise Highway near East Chestnut Street, hit an unoccupied parked car and overturned her car about 4:50 p.m., police said.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Both Lindberg and her daughter were taken to a hospital for neck and back pain, police said. The daughter was then released to her father.

Lindberg was arrested on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child. At arraignment, her bail was set at $1,500 cash or bond. She is due in court Thursday.

Under Leandra's Law, passed in 2009, drivers who are suspected of being intoxicated or impaired by drugs with a child younger than 16 as a passenger can be charged with a felony. The law was passed after the death of Leandra Rosado, 11, who was killed in a DWI accident in Manhattan.

Nassau District Attorney spokesman Chris Munzing said Lindberg's blood alcohol level was not available.

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: