Woman with bag of molly in her bra crashes car into JFK building, injuring National Guardsman: authorities

Posted at 5:06 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 17:28:32-04

JAMAICA, Queens — After a boozy night,  a woman with a bag of molly in her bra crashed her car through the glass doors of a building at Kennedy Airport, smashing into a National Guardsman who was sitting inside, prosecutors said.

Tanya Hernandez, 30, lost control of her gray 2012 Nissan, cut off a shuttle bus, drove over some grass and then smashed into the building, shattering three glass doors, around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to court documents. She caused $10,000 worth of damage.

The National Guardsman who was sitting on a table inside the building was thrown to the floor, according to court documents. He hurt his back, neck and knees. Pieces of glass from the three shattered doors were found embedded in his hands. The officer, 45, was taken to Jamaica Hospital and released Thursday morning, according to a Port Authority spokesman.

Hernandez had watery eyes, slurred speech and an unsteady gait when she was arrested, according to court documents. She refused to take a breath-alchohol test.

“I do not know what happened, but this is my car,” Hernandez said, according to officers at the scene. “I was drinking all night, but I did not drink anything this morning.”

While Hernandez was being treated at the hospital for minor injuries, she pulled a plastic bag of molly from inside her bra and handed it to a police officer, according to court documents.

Hernandez’ license was suspended on July 19. It had been suspended one time prior to that.

She was arraigned Thursday and charged with assault, criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance, operating a vehicle while under the influence and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, among other charges, according to court documents.

Hernandez is scheduled back in court on Aug. 22.