Woman Arrested for Leandra’s Law Following Crash with Five Children in Vehicle

Suffolk County Police Saturday, August 31, 2019 at approximately 10:10 p.m. arrested a woman in Deer Park for driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law following a crash with her 13-year-old daughter and four other children in the vehicle.

Jacquelin Moore was driving a 2012 Mercedes Benz on Acorn Street, near Half Hollow Road, when she crashed the vehicle into a utility pole at approximately 10:10 p.m. A 16-year-old female passenger was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. The four other passengers, 15, 13 and 12-year-old females, and a 7-year-old male were not injured. The children were released to the custody of family members.

First Squad detectives charged Moore, 47, of 2 Dix Circle, Wheatly Heights with Driving While Intoxicated, four counts of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years or Younger (Leandra’s Law) and five counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She is being held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on September 1,2019.


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