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New York Woman Slams Mercedes Through Home into Backyard

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0  Updated at 9:30 am, May 29th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Brooklyn, N.Y., woman will be arraigned Tuesday on drunk driving charges after she allegedly ran her Mercedes convertible through a Long Island home, taking everything, including the kitchen sink, with her.

The driver, 21-year-old Sophia Anderson, walked away with only a few scrapes and bruises to her face, police said.  A male passenger was also left unscathed from the crash, which occurred Monday at 4:05 a.m.

Anderson failed to turn at a t-intersection, a Suffolk County Police spokesperson told ABC News.  The Brooklyn woman allegedly rammed her Mercedes through the home, causing furniture, a stove and dishes to scatter in the backyard of a 90-year-old woman’s home.

The homeowner and her caretaker were inside the home at the time of the accident, but were uninjured.

“It could have been a lot worse,” a police spokesperson said.

Neighbors said they were jolted awake by the noise of the crash.

“It sounded like a wrecking ball,” neighbor Kimberly Steinberg told the New York Post.  “All I saw was a red glow.  I heard people making noise and glass breaking.”

Anderson refused a breathalyzer test.  She was treated at Huntington Hospital and then booked at the Fourth Precinct.

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