Woman Charged Under Leandra’s Law in East Northport Accident

A Medford woman is due in court Tuesday after she was charged under Leandra’s Law after an accident in East Northport.

Suffolk County Police arrested Susan Striplin on charges of  driving while intoxicated with her son in the vehicle after fleeing the scene of a motor vehicle crash in East Northport on Monday

Susan Striplin was driving a 2007 GMC Yukon SUV southbound on Daly Road when she sideswiped a 2013 Mercedes Benz Sprinter van at approximately 12:45 p.m. at the intersection of Phyllis Drive in East Northport. Striplin fled the scene in her vehicle and was stopped at about 1:20 p.m. on Daly Road, near Jericho Turnpike, and placed under arrest at 1:53 p.m. Striplin’s 11-year-old son was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash and subsequent arrest. No injuries were reported in the crash.

Striplin, 43, was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years or Younger (Leandra’s Law) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, as well as Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

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