Calverton woman charged with Leandra’s Law in Middle Road crash

04/09/2015 2:48 PM |
Lynette McDonough. (Credit: Riverhead Town Police Department)

Lynette McDonough. (Credit: Riverhead Town Police Department)

Update 8:30 p.m.: The driver in Thursday afternoon’s single-car crash has been identified as Lynette McDonough, 38, of Calverton, according to a Riverhead Town police press release. She has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol with her 9-year-old son in the car.

Police said she was driving a 2006 Pontiac and heading westbound on Middle Road in Calverton shortly before noon with her son when she crashed into a telephone pole.

Her son was transported to Stony Brook Medical Center by Riverhead Town Ambulance Corps to be treated for his injuries, officials said.

Ms. McDonough was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Riverhead Town Ambulance Corps to be treated for her injuries and was found to be intoxicated and under the influence of drugs, police said.

She was later transported to Riverhead Police Department for processing after being released from the hospital and charged with DWI drugs and alcohol, a Leandra’s Law violation and endangering the welfare of a child, officials said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call the Riverhead Police Department Detective Division at 727-4500 ext. 328.

Original story:

A 9-year-old boy was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center after a one-car accident on Middle Road in Calverton Thursday afternoon, according to Riverhead police Sgt. Tim Palmer. 

The boy’s mother, who was the driver of the car, was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center and is in stable condition, Sgt. Palmer said.

The accident is still under investigation and police said additional information would be released later today.

Police closed off Middle Road between Deep Hole Road and the entrance to Foxwood Village during the investigation. Police called for a medevac for the woman. A helicopter landed at PBMC, but the woman ended up staying at the hospital.

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Police investigate the scene of a one-car accident Thursday afternoon on Middle Road. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Police investigate the scene of a one-car accident Thursday afternoon on Middle Road. (Credit: Paul Squire)

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