A Nassau County woman was arrested for DWAI/ Drugs;Driving While Ability Impaired by a Drug other than alcohol, with her children in the car. You never should NEVER drive while taking medicines that were prescribed to you. Prescription pills can impair your driving the same way that drinking and driving can. Pay attention to the caution labels on your pills!
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Nassau County police arrested a Long Island woman Monday for driving her two young children around while she was allegedly impaired on prescription drugs — then crashing her car into another vehicle.
The incident happened around 1:40 p.m. in Merrick.
Kathryn Naccari, 37, was driving a 2013 Honda Accord southbound on Babylon Road and making a left turn onto Merrick Road when she crashed into a 2010 GMC Arcade that was traveling east on Merrick Road, police said.
Naccari’s 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son were secured in car seats at the time of the accident, according to police.
The driver of the second vehicle, a 62-year-old woman, suffered back injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Naccari and her children were unharmed, and the kids were released to a family member at the scene.
Naccari was charged with DWAI drugs, two counts of aggravated DWI-with a child passenger less than 16 and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, police said.
She will be arraigned on Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead.