Driver, 79, charged with DWI after crashing into restaurant, hurting 9: police

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. — A 79-year-old driver allegedly drunk behind the wheel crashed, in reverse, into a restaurant in Westchester County, injuring nine people, including four who were critically hurt, police said Monday.

The crash happened about 7:45 p.m. Sunday at Enzo's Ristorante in the village of Mamaroneck, police said.

Driver Roseanne Cassano, of Yonkers, was backing out of a parking space near the restaurant when she hit two vehicles, police said. She then continued in reverse and crashed into the restaurant.

Photos from the scene show a wide section of floor-to-ceiling windows smashed in at the front of the restaurant.

In total, nine people were hurt, police said. Four of those victims suffered critical injuries. All but one were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police said the crash caused Mamaroneck Avenue to be closed from Halstead Avenue to Spencer Place for about 5 hours.

Cassano has been charged with driving while intoxicated and police said additional charges may be considered. She was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

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