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LI Mom Charged With Felony DWI Under Leandra's Law

Police arrested Jennifer Pyszczymuka who they say was driving drunk at 10:30 a.m. with her children in the back seat.

By PIX11 NEWSROOM

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9:49 PM EST, December 13, 2011

LINDENHURST, NY (PIX11)

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Police arrested a Suffolk County mom for driving drunk Tuesday, a charge that became a felony once officers noticed that she had her two young children in the backseat.

Suffolk County Police arrested Jennifer Pyszczymuka at 10:30 a.m. after she made a left turn across a double yellow line on Shore Road into southbound traffic -- slamming into the traffic pylons that line a canal, according to police.

Officers caught up with her at Dynamic Collision on Shore Rd. where they discovered that Pyszczymuka's 5-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter were in the back seat.

Under Leandra's Law, police charged Pyszczymuka with felony aggravated DWI with a child, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of driving while ability impaired.

Leandra's Law was created in the name of Leandra Rosado, an 11-year-old girl who was killed in 2009 when an intoxicated Carmen Huertas flipped her car on the Henry Hudson Parkway -- also injuring six other children.

Pyszczymuka's children were picked up by a relative and her car was impounded. She is due back in court Wednesday for arraignment.