Mom Driving Drunk With Her 3 Kids in the Car Careens Into an Empty At-Home Daycare

Mom Driving Drunk With Her 3 Kids in the Car Careens Into an Empty At-Home Daycare

A Long Island mother has been arrested after she drove into a home that also includes a daycare while her three children were in the car. As CBS New York reports the mom was under the influence of alcohol.

Suffolk County police identified the mom as 34-year-old Ashley Thomas-Smith. Thankfully, while the kitchen of the home she drove her car into was left in pieces none of the children involved were injured.

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Mom Driving Drunk With Her 3 Kids in the Car Careens Into an At-Home Daycare

Authorities identified the children’s ages as 4, 5, and 8 years old. Thomas-Smith was arrested, treated for minor injuries, and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15-Years-Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

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According to CBS New York, the three children are now being cared for by their father. It’s unclear if Thomas-Smith is married or if the father has always had custody of his children.

The security cameras attached to the home captured the entire incident. Following the crash, you can hear Thomas-Smith’s three daughters screaming in terror.

Thankfully, the Reyes family—who owns the home—were out and not inside the house when the car careened into their kitchen. “This is like nothing right now,” Angela Reyes said with tears in her eyes. “I’m just glad that we were not here.”

“When you’re drunk, you do not drive. Especially when you have kids in the car. That’s terrible. I don’t even know what was passing through her mind. I don’t know,” Reyes continued.

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Sadly, the Reyes family was forced to find a new place to live in after their home was deemed unsafe. The licensed daycare had been closed for some time prior to the accident, presumably because of COVID-19.

Thomas-Smith apologized for her action following her October 5 arraignment and has since pleaded not guilty before being released with an alcohol-monitoring bracelet. Her license has also been suspended.

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