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Crash Leads to East Meadow Mom's DWI Arrest

Kirsten Schneider's 10-year-old son was injured in the accident.

An East Meadow woman was arrested on DWI charges Monday after she was involved in a car accident that injured her 10-year-old son, police said.

According to police, Kirsten Schneider, 46, of East Meadow was driving  southbound on Newbridge Road shortly after 4 p.m. when she struck a Buick that was stopped southbound at the traffic signal light.

Officers responded to the scene and an investigation determined that Schneider was allegedly driving while intoxicated with her 10-year-old son in the front seat, police said.

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The child sustained an abrasion to his neck and Schneider suffered from neck pain. Both were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for minor injuries. The child was released to the custody of a family friend, authorities said.

The 70-year-old driver of the Buick suffered pain to her hand but refused medical assistance at the scene.

Schneider was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated (Leandra’s Law), driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child.

Kristine Vicari February 05, 2013 at 06:04 PM
What a shame! She has two beautiful children who are so sweet and innocent. What a disgrace and I pray to god those beautiful boys are taken care of. Fellow east meadow neighbor!
paul February 06, 2013 at 04:24 AM
Applies only to some: Seems like a typical LI drunk mother to me... Stand outside of any liquor store and see how many woman walk out with a black plactic bag... Look and you will see...
Brent M. February 06, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Paul.. how long until we hear.. "She needs help NOT Jail.. She really is a good mom".. ????
Frank T February 06, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Do you hang outside of liquors stores often?
robert February 07, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Scary to think that this lowlife drunk was driving on Newbridge Raceway at a time when most school kids were coming home. Get ready for the plea to a lessor charge and probation.
paul February 07, 2013 at 03:13 AM
So true Brent....
paul February 07, 2013 at 03:18 AM
To Kristine Vicari: I bet this was not her first time driving under the influence.... But was the first time she screwed up.... Just saying.....
rob anz February 08, 2013 at 01:49 AM
What about the 70 year old woman that was hurt all of you people, did you forget her, good mother my ass
Brent M. February 08, 2013 at 03:26 AM
... Hey Rob..nobody said she was a good mom on here.. are you reading the comments right.. dont get confused we are all on the same page!! same team!!..
Rachel February 10, 2013 at 09:20 PM
Absolute right robert- and the late bus from woodland drops kids off on newbridge at that time- my kid could have easily been her victim instead of the car she hit. Shame on her. She needs to get her act together. Jail may just be the nudge she needs to get herself some sobriety.

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