The Nassau County Police report the arrest of a Freeport woman for Driving While Intoxicated (Leandra’s Law) on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. in Roosevelt.
According to police, First Precinct officers responded to an auto accident on Babylon Turnpike. Upon their arrival the discovered the defendant Tawanda D. Roberts, 44 of 34 Rutland Road was operating a 2004 Acura southbound when she crossed into the northbound lanes colliding head on with a 2006 Honda Civic being operated by a 21 year old female. At the time of the accident Roberts had her two male children ages 9 and 12 years old in the vehicle. The driver of the Honda was removed to a local hospital with multiple injuries. Roberts, along with the children, were taken to a local hospital for medical evaluation. Roberts was treated for minor injuries and placed under arrest. The children did not suffer injuries and were released to a family member.
Roberts is charged with (2) two counts of Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree, (2) two counts of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Leandra’s Law), Vehicular Assault, (2) two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, DWI, and Reckless Driving. She will be arraigned on Saturday, January 03, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.