Garden City Park woman drove drunk with son in car: cops

Garden City Park woman drove drunk with son in car: cops

A Garden City Park woman was arrested in Levittown last Friday for allegedly driving drunk with her 8-year-old son in the car.

Police found Christine Vitrano, 38, was drunk when she got into a crash with another car while heading east on Hempstead Turnpike near Shelter Lane at 8:20 p.m., police said.

Vitrano was arrested at the scene of the accident and her son was released to a family member, police said. No injuries were reported.

Police determined Vitrano was also under the influence of drugs at the time and are conducting tests to determine which drugs were in her system, a police spokeswoman said.

Vitrano is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law, which makes it a felony on the first offense to drive drunk with a child younger than 15 in the car.

She is also charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and endangering the welfare of a child.

Vitrano was arraigned Saturday with her bail set at $5,000, online court records show. 

She was set to return to court on Tuesday.

By Noah Manskar

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