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Sunrise Crash Leads to Leandra's Law Arrest

Police: Mom overturns car with 6 year-old daughter.

A Massapequa woman driving drunk with her 6-year-old daughter, drifted off Sunrise Highway and crashed, police said.

Phyllis Lindberg , 49, was heading east on the highway near East Chestnut Street at 4:50 p.m. when she went off the road.

She struck a parked car causing her vehicle to overturn, police said.

Lindberg and the young girl were taken to the hospital for treatment of neck and back pain and the mother was placed under arrest. She had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.19 percent, which is more than twice the 0.08 BAC needed for a DWI arrest.

She was charged with aggravated DWI under Leandra's Law, which makes it a felony to drive drunk with a child younger than 16 in a vehicle even if you're a first time offender.

Lindberg was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child. The daughter was released from the hospital to her father.

Cosmo January 08, 2013 at 02:22 PM
When will people learn? Or is it you can't fix stupid?
Diana Hibbard LoCascio January 08, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Holy cow! That is seriously sad. That poor daughter! I hope this woman gets treatment but also pays her price to society. There is nothing more selfish than endangering others. Fight your own demons without taking others out in the process.
Laura January 09, 2013 at 02:06 AM
Good so glad she was arrested.. she needs help and that poor girl needs to be away from her!!!!
Kevin January 09, 2013 at 10:48 PM
She better Pray that she didnt kill her Daughter, herself or someone else. Put her behind in jail and never be allowed to drive again. Enough already!!!!!!!!

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