Intoxicated Woman Driving With Missing Tire & Children In vehicle
On Friday, August 24 at approximately 9:00 p.m. Suffolk County Police arrested a woman for driving while
intoxicated with two children in the vehicle.
Mary L. Kimbrough, 64, was driving a 2004 Honda northbound on Commack Road at Motor Parkway in Commack. Fourth
Precinct Patrol Sergeant Jay Veronko heard a loud noise coming from Kimbrough's vehicle. Veronko stopped the
vehicle and discovered that the Honda's left front tire was missing. It was determined that the vehicle had been
traveling on the metal rim for some distance. The two children passengers, ages 9 and 11 were upset and frightened.
The children were using a cell phone to call relatives for assistance prior to the vehicle being stopped by the
Sergeant Veronko, assisted by Police Officer Douglas Nassisi, determined that Kimbrough was driving while
intoxicated and placed her under arrest. Kimbrough had also been convicted in 2009 for driving while intoxicated.
Kimbrough was charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated;
With a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra's Law) and one count of Driving While Intoxicated.