Woman Arrested for DWI under Leandra’s Law following Crash

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Suffolk County Police last night arrested a woman for Driving While Intoxicated under Leandra’s Law after she was involved in a crash with her 9-year-old daughter in the vehicle in Melville. 


Karlita Rojas-Reyes was driving a 2004 Acura eastbound on the Long Island Expressway when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the median wall at approximately 11:45 p.m. 2/27/19. Both Rojas-Reyes and her daughter were transported to Huntington Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The 9-year-old girl was then released to her grandfather.


Rojas-Reyes, 27, of Brentwood, was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15-Years-Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The vehicle was impounded.


Rojas-Reyes is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 28.


A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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