New York Woman Slams Mercedes Through Home into Backyard
(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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