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Long Island Woman Faces DWI Charge After Crash Injures 10-Year-Old Boy

A 23-year-old Long Island woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated following a crash that seriously injured a 10-year-old boy.
A 23-year-old Long Island woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated following a crash that seriously injured a 10-year-old boy. Photo Credit: Pixabay

A 23-year-old Long Island woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated following a crash that seriously injured a 10-year-old boy.

It happened just before 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 in Holbrook, Suffolk County Police said.

Lauren Ortiz, 23, of Lake Ronkonkoma, was driving a 2012 Honda sedan northbound on Coates Avenue when she drove past a stop sign and crashed into the passenger side of a 2018 Honda sedan driven by Lee Kaiser Sr. as it was traveling eastbound on Veterans Memorial Highway, police said.

Lee Kaiser Jr., Kaiser Sr.’s 10-year-old son, who was in the rear passenger-side seat, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Kaiser Sr., 40, of Holbrook, his wife Adriana, 37, a passenger in the front seat, and 8-year-old daughter Alessandra, a passenger in the back seat, were transported to the same hospital with minor injuries.

Ortiz, 23, was arrested and charged with DWI. She was held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Monday, Dec. 16.

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