A Huntington Station woman was accused of violating Leandra’s Law after a crash Sunday afternoon on the Long Island Expressway.
Suffolk police said that Rachel Meyer was driving while impaired by drugs when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the median near exit 53 in Brentwood. Her 4-month-old daughter who was in the back seat.
Highway Patrol officers responded to the scene and found Meyer unconscious in the front seat of the vehicle. Officers determined that Meyer was under the influence of drugs.
Meyer and her daughter were transported to South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore where they were evaluated . The two were then taken to the Fourth Precinct stationhouse.
Meyer, 28, was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The 4-month-old was released to a family member.
Meyer will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip Monday.