Cops: Drunk Driver Crashes Car Into Huntington Home

Sophia Anderson of Brooklyn charged with DWI.

A Brooklyn woman was arrested Monday for driving while intoxicated after she crashed her vehicle into a Huntington house.

Police say, Sophia Anderson was driving her Mercedes south on Browns Road when she failed to turn at the Southdown Road t-intersection. Anderson’s vehicle went through the intersection and crashed into a home located at 200 Southdown Rd. before coming to a stop in the backyard at 4:05 a.m.

A 90-year-old woman and her caretaker were inside the home but were not injured. Anderson, 21, was transported to where she was treated and released.

Anderson was arrested and charged with DWI. She was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at the Fourth Precinct.

Frankie 9thstauto May 29, 2012 at 08:46 PM
everyone involved was very luck not to get seriously injured
Rachel May 30, 2012 at 12:38 AM
This intersection has a blinking red light...there is just no excuse, drunk or not, to not stop there. I hope she gets several years in prison and not just a slap on the wrist. Had her car gone any farther left, she would have gone through the bedroom of this poor woman's home. DUMB. This should never happen. ever.
Steven Feldini May 30, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Ms. Anderson was heard telling the homeowner "if you can't stand my driving stay out of the kitchen"
joe r May 30, 2012 at 04:54 AM
she made the cover of 3 newspapers, congratulations to the generation that feels it is entitled by the age of 21 to do what they want when they want. many more like her. keep popping pills,drinking and taking other drugs, the most embarassing generation in decades.
Ranger Sewer May 30, 2012 at 11:24 AM
We see drunk drivers on the road at all hours. Drunk Drivers have been put into a "potected Class" of people and next somebody in somewhere will want to give them unfounded "Rights" to go out and do this again and again. Drunk Drivers have become a voting block that some want to have them vote for them.
John T. Chiarella May 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM
She passed out behind the wheel. 90 days in jail, with immediate effect, plus immediate revocation of her driving privileges for ten years without appeal. Her lawyer won't take this deal? ....three years in state prison without parole. NEXT CASE.
Laura Bart May 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM
What an idiot
leslie May 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM
90 year old people are fragile and don't handle change well. Yes, they are lucky but this is far from over for them. Now, the real day to day burden of the drunks actions falls on the shoulders of the victims family members. The 90 year old homeowner is a 90 year old victim and that shouldn't be forgotten in all the headlines.
Laura May 30, 2012 at 02:29 PM
What she did was wrong. She was drunk. she will go to court. She will have a dwi on her license. She may go to jail. Do not judge all 21 year olds,by one person. Most work,drive and do not drink and drive. I thank them for respecting our laws. Laura
Jeff Gorab May 30, 2012 at 04:01 PM
This women is a killer and a criminal and OF COURSE she pleaded not guilty of DWI .....don't they all ??? It is a terrible truth that the shameful truth in USA is that most drunks that do stuff like this "walk" and never serve jail time ....and somehow our country and "legal" system let this horrible situation go on and on perpetually. We now have a fairly widespread social conscious of "designated" drivers, which is a wonderful improvement in our society and it has saved lives !!!!!!! What a horrible fact that once someone is drunk and drives ,...... we ignore it and MOST of these criminals and killers are repeat offenders but our "justice" system ignores it 95% of the time, and the lawyers get rich and the police get frustrated and the victims are left to fend for themselves !!!!!!!
Jeff Gorab May 30, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Don't count on her having a DWI on her driving record.... her lawyer will do everything possible to claim what happened was anything BUT Drunk driving .....and when she does it again ....and show's up in front a of court the court will be blinded to the FACT that she is actually a repeat offender. I know because a 32 yr lawyer drove his car thru our house 1 year ago ....survived, then got out and crawled thru the gaping hole in our home and ran away ... fled to his mommy's house 14 doors away and denied he was drinking .....a true criminal, and a lawyer to boot ....he got an attorney and refused to give blood and got the courts to allow him to "plea down" to wreckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Our justice "system" is a pathetic disgrace and this sort of thing happens all across the nation. What did the justice system do for us ,...the victims ...NOTHING ...in fact they treated us horribly, ignored our problems and the COUNTY PROSECUTOR did the same ....he protected the DRUNK and did NOTHING for our family ...never contact us he could care less. We suffered job loses and only our homeowners insurance gave us $$$$ to repair our home....which took 8 months.
d May 30, 2012 at 04:59 PM
What happened to the passenger? Was he above alcohol limit also? This is very sad. In this day just about everyone has a cell phone. Pick it up and call for a ride. My phone is always on for my kids and there freinds. They know to call if they need a ride for any reason, no questions asked. I would rather be woken up at 2am for a kid who needs a ride than at 2am from a knock on the door. Could have been much worst, thank goodness it wasnt.
jeremiah bullfrog May 30, 2012 at 05:51 PM
The laws need to be changed to where the punishment does not fit the crime, thats the only way this will ever stop!
joe r May 31, 2012 at 03:28 AM
long island has the worst drivers imaginable, people from other staes are usually in disbelief when they drive here. our roads are full of arrogant disrespectful people, young and old, who only drive like angels when they notice a cop on the road. phones should be totally banned, hands free or not when driving, if your stopped it should be a $500 fine. the counties have to make it serious for people to have any regard for the law. grown men and women hiding their cellphones from the cops like a bunch of kids
Muto May 31, 2012 at 02:07 PM
She also told the cops that the house jumped out of nowhere.
Muto May 31, 2012 at 02:10 PM
She refused the breath test and they didn't take blood. Legally, there's no proof she was drunk. The refusal gets her an automatic license suspension. That's it.. Case closed . On to civil court. That's the system folks....
Laura May 31, 2012 at 02:37 PM
I love Long Island. I have lived here over 30 years. Joe T are you an angel? Why are you disrespecting young, old, grown men and women? Who do you respect? Only ones you did not complain about are babies,dogs,cats and birds. Why is it dislike people ???sincerely laura
Lee May 31, 2012 at 04:26 PM
It's no secret that police are tough on DUI's and DWI's. There is no "protected class" as stated above. If someone is caught driving drunk, they get put in jail right away and bail must be posted. If their lawyer gets them off the charge, it has nothing to do with the police. What does have me concerned and is more dangerous, is the complete disregard of traffic laws. Red lights, stop sign, speed limits are mere suggestions. Courtesy is non-existent as is right of way. Drivers are rushing each and every time they get behind the wheel, if you happen to be in their way or slow them down, you get an obscene gesture. It's dangerous out there.
joe r May 31, 2012 at 09:18 PM
not an angel, it's just that when they get in a car on long island their behavior is, lets say, different than most other places around the country. i am disrespecting the way people drive which is warranted considering the number of accidents and road fatalities we have here.
richard June 02, 2012 at 06:35 PM
I hope the courts are strick with this case. Driving drunk is discusting and the consequences should be harsh. People need to think before they do things. Your horrible decision to drink and drive can and will effect innocent people on the road. http://jokeofthedayblog.blogspot.com


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