LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — A Good Samaritan is being credited with stopping a Long Island babysitter from driving while intoxicated with four boys in her care, police said Friday.
Sabrina Macri, 19, was watching four boys ranging from 4 to 11 years old when she was detained at the parking lot of Cedar Beach on Harbor Beach Road in Mount Sinai on Thursday, police said.
Nicole Diaz first spotted Macri appearing intoxicated and unable to locate her vehicle.
Diaz and her mother asked Macri several times if she was alright, but they were not convinced.
"She was stumbling, she was very confused," Diaz said. "You could tell by her speech — it was very slow. She was having trouble forming her words."
Once the teen found her 2015 black Honda Civic, Diaz used her own vehicle to block in the Honda and call police around 2 p.m., according to police.
But as Macri began to drive off, Diaz sped to the exit of the parking lot and blocked the exit.
"She began to honk and tried to go around me," Diaz said.
Police arrived and Macri became belligerent, shouting expletives at the police, before she was placed under arrest.
Macri has been charged with four counts of childhood endangerment and driving while intoxicated. She plead not guilty in court.