Riverhead, NY – DUI Accident Leads to Arrest
Riverhead, NY (March 31, 2019) – A woman was arrested following a DUI accident that took place yesterday after she fled from police and crashed her vehicle.
The woman, identified as 29-year-old Dominique Scaggs, allegedly drove under the influence and struck a telephone pole, a parked vehicle, and the fence of a nearby home before she was arrested.
Police initially received a call that there had been a larceny at the CVS on 1140 Old Country Road. Police attempted to pull over the vehicle, which had two people sitting in the front seat who engaged in the burglary, but the driver fled the scene and was promptly involved in the accident.
The driver had a 4-month-old and 1-year-old daughter in the vehicle with her, who were then taken to the Stony Brook University Hospital. All parties are expected to be okay and Child Protective Services was called.
Both the driver and the passenger, 35-year-old Alicia Descalzo, were arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, according to police.
Police continue their investigation at this time and more charges are pending.
DUI Accidents in New York
Car accidents have been happening at alarming rates, especially those that involve negligent reasons such as DUI. DUI is a crime and a quite serious one at that that can lead to serious charges to whoever commits one of these crimes. This means that DUI is a type of accident that leads to more than just civil damages but also criminal penalties. An experienced car accident attorney in New York can help when you have been involved in one of these accidents.
At Hach & Rose, we understand how quickly a DUI accident can turn into an injurious and even deadly situation for those involved. If somebody has acted with outright negligence, we want you to know that you have many rights when it comes to your case and holding another party liable. Our accident attorneys are here for you 24/7. Please contact us for more information at 212-779-0057.
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