A Southampton woman was charged Wednesday after she drove into two cars while high on drugs, crashed into a house and then tried to flee, Suffolk police said.
Police said Aura Dimon was stopped at a red light on Route 25A and Fairway Drive in Rocky Point about 1 p.m. when she put her 2003 Jeep in reverse and slammed into the car behind her. Dimon, 34, then made a U-turn and got behind the car she had hit and crashed into the back of it, police said.
Dimon then fled and crashed into another car at the intersection of Rocky Point Landing Road and Hallock Landing Road. Again, she drove off, hit a tree, a flagpole and finally slammed into a house at 181 Rocky Point Rd., police said.
Noel Pierce, who lives at the house with her parents, told a reporter she saw the Jeep hurtling toward her house from her bedroom window.
"All of a sudden I saw her sideswipe two cars, then come for my house," Pierce said. "I heard a boom and I ran downstairs and all of a sudden there's this woman outside and my mom is tackling her in the middle of our porch."
Pierce's mom, Marian Pierce, said the impact of Dimon's black Jeep hitting into the porch "shook the house." After the car stopped, she said Dimon tried to flee.
"She wanted to run, so I had to tackle her," Marian Pierce said, adding that an off-duty police officer came to her aid and helped her subdue the woman until police came.
There were no serious injuries involved in any of the crashes, police said.
Dimon, of 97 Bay Ave., was charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident and DWI drugs. She is being held overnight at the Fourth Precinct, and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Thursday.