Heather Lawson, 43, who has a prior record of petty offenses, crashed a 2016 Land Rover owned by someone else on Lafayette Avenue, Detective Sgt. Matthew Hoogmoed said.
Responding officers noticed that she smelled of alcohol, he said.
“I ain’t doing your [sobriety] test,” Lawson told the officers, who took her into custody, Hoogmoed said.
She later “became irate and refused to cooperate with officers” at headquarters, the sergeant said.
The victims -- a 41-year-old woman and two children, a 6-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy – live in Hawthorne, Hoogmoed noted. All refused medical treatment at the scene, he said.
Lawson, meanwhile, was charged with a host of offenses, including assault by auto, driving while under the influence and refusing to give a blood or breath sample.
Police also charged her with driving with an expired license while suspended, reckless driving, careless driving causing property damage, failing to maintain a lane and failing to notify the MVC of an address change.
They also charged the owner of the vehicle, Richard Kammen, 57, of Hawthorne with allowing a suspended driver under the influence of alcohol to operate it.
Both were released pending court hearings.
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