MERRICK, N.Y. – 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.