New York mother accused of DWI after crashing vehicle with kids

Anytime a New York resident thinks of someone getting a DWI, it may often be assumed that the person accused got caught after a night of fun and partying. Many people leave night clubs and bars intoxicated, but one may never imagine getting accused of driving drunk with children in the vehicle. One mother is now facing DWI charges for doing just that, after police say her children suffered head injuries as the result of getting in a car accident while she was behind the wheel -- purportedly while drunk.

The 39-year-old woman was allegedly drunk while driving her two young children one night. Reports claim that the mother crashed her vehicle into a tree as a result of the alleged intoxication. Both of the children had to be taken to the hospital, but the mother was unharmed.

The two children were reported to have head injuries as a result of the injuries suffered in the wreck. The daughter allegedly had a major head injury, but her son only suffered minor injuries. Although both of them were injured, they have received proper treatment and are expected to be okay.

DWI charges have since followed the woman and this unfortunate accident. Not only is she facing typical DWI charges; she is facing child endangerment and driving while intoxicated with her children in the vehicle. It is clear that the woman may face serious punishment as a result of her alleged involvement in her children's injuries.

Although the woman is facing legal difficulties, she should not give up hope. Just because she has been accused of DWI by New York authorities doesn't mean she is guilty of the accusations. She has the right to challenge the evidence presented against her and to defend her position vigorously. Alternatively, if she decides that she can gain a more favorable outcome by negotiating with officials, she may be able to reach a plea deal that can help her maintain custody of her children despite the seriousness of the charges she faces.

Source: NY Daily News, Long Island mom charged with DWI in crash that gave kids head injuries, Rich Schapiro, Dec. 27, 2013

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