Woman Arrested for DWI Under Leandra’s Law Following Crash on Woodhull Road
Suffolk County Police Friday, October 11, 2019 at approximately 7:20 p.m. arrested a woman for Driving While Intoxicated under Leandra’s Law after she was involved in a crash in Huntington with her 9-year-old twin children in the vehicle.
Cassidy Bartasi was driving a 2018 Acura when she sideswiped another vehicle at the intersection of Park Avenue and Main Street and then drove away. Second Precinct officers located Bartasi in the Acura at the Intersection of Park Avenue and Woodhull Road and placed her under arrest. There were no injuries. The Acura was impounded. The twin children, a boy and a girl, were released to the custody of a family member.
Second Squad detectives charged Bartasi, 49, of 8 Diana Hill, Huntington, with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Leaving the Scene of an Accident and two 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 October 12.
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