Motorist charged with DWI, fleeing scene of Roslyn crash

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Motorist charged with DWI, fleeing scene of Roslyn crash
A Nassau County Police Department vehicle. (Photo by Janelle Clausen)

A motorist who fled the scene after getting into a collision in Roslyn late Friday was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, police said.

The crash occurred at Northern Boulevard and Sinclair Martin Drive at 7:20 p.m., according to the Nassau County Police Department.

After scanning the area for the vehicle that left the accident site, police found it less than a mile away on Forest Drive.

Police arrested Melissa Angelone of Locust Valley after observing her with bloodshot eyes, the scent of alcohol on her breath and slurred speech, according to officials.

Angelone, 47, sustained injuries from airbags that deployed during the crash and was taken to a local hospital. The individuals in the vehicle she collided with also sustained injuries and were brought to a hospital.

In addition to driving while intoxicated, Angelone was charged with reckless endangerment, assault, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an incident with an injury and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of at least 1 percent – with 0.8 percent the base line for DWI cases, police said.

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