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Cops: Mom Caught Driving Drunk With Child In Car

By STEPHANIE BARISH

wpix.com

4:18 PM EDT, September 9, 2010

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (WPIX)

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A Long Island mom -- traveling along with her three-year-old daughter -- was busted Thursday for driving drunk after she crashed into a parked car.

The incident occurred in front of 36 Robinwood St., in Mastic around 12:45 a.m.

According to Suffolk County police, Dawn Mills, 40, was driving a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville northbound on Robinwood Street when she crashed into a parked vehicle. Mills reportedly fled the scene, however was caught by authorities a few minutes later.

Mills' 3-year-old daughter, who was a passengers in the backseat at the time of the crash, was treated for a minor injury at a local hospital.

Mill was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated -- a felony under Leandra's Law. In addition, she was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and leaving the scene of an accident.

Mills is slated to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip.