A woman was charged with felony DWI under Leandra's Law following a two-vehicle crash in Westchester.
Sylvia Cortez, a 40-year-old resident of the Bronx, was arrested on Friday, June 19 by Village of Mamaroneck police following the crash which took place around 10:13 p.m. in the area of East Boston Post Road and North Barry Avenue.
Upon interviewing Cortez, officers observed signs of alcohol intoxication and conducted a DWI investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, Cortez was placed under arrest, said Lt Mark Gatta.
At the time of the accident, Cortez was driving the vehicle with her 9-month-old child in the car, Gatta said.
Cortez was charged with:
- Aggravated driving while intoxicated with a person less than 15 years of age in the vehicle
- Endangering the welfare of a child,
- Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident
Cortez was released on her own recognizance pending a future court date.
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