Nassau County Police said officers in Mineola were engaged in an exchange of fire on 1st Street and Wellington Road on Sunday, May 28, at approximately 7:10 p.m. after a vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6:35 p.m.

According to police, the investigation determined that a white 2016 Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound on 1st Street and was attempting to turn left onto Wellington Road. The vehicle swerved and struck scaffolding and a parked vehicle in the northeast corner, police said.

Police said officers observed the operator becoming visibly disturbed by a 5-year-old girl who was next to him.

According to police, the operator of the vehicle was uncooperative and engaged the officers.

Officers determined the child was a passenger in the vehicle and arrested Mineola’s driver, Marysol Perez, 43.

No injuries were reported. The child was released into the custody of her father.

Perez is accused of:

  • Aggravated DWI – Leandra’s Law,
  • DWI and endangering the welfare of children.

She is due to be arraigned at Hempstead 1st District Court on Monday, May 29.

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