A woman police say was impaired by drugs and wanted for grand larceny from a Riverhead pharmacy, fled police and crashed her car on Hamilton Avenue Saturday morning.
Dominique S. Scaggs, 29, of Calverton had her two young children in the back seat of her vehicle at the time of the incident, police said.
Police were called to CVS Pharmacy at about 11 a.m. yesterday on the report of a larceny that had just occurred. A responding officer located the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the operator fled, police said.
A short time later the vehicle struck a pole, a parked vehicle and drove through a fence, nearly striking a house on Hamilton Avenue, according to police.
Scaggs was arrested and charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree, driving while ability impaired by drugs under Leandra’s Law, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, reckless driving, unlawful fleeing a police officer, aggravated unlicensed operation and numerous other vehicle and traffic violations, according to the report.
Scaggs’ passenger, Alicia M. Descalzo, 35, of Riverhead was charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree.
Scaggs’ children, a 4-month-old boy and a girl under 2, were not injured but taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for evaluation, police said. Child Protective Services was notified of the incident, police said.
The Riverhead detective division was notified and responded to assist in the investigation, police said.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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