A Massapequa mother is behind bars and facing a judge Tuesday after allegedly driving drunk with her young daughter when she struck a parked car and overturned her vehicle on Monday afternoon, Nassau County police said.
Phyllis Lindberg, of 77 Gem Lane, was driving east on Sunrise Highway near E. Chestnut street, when cops said she started to drift from her lane. Investigators believe the 49-year-old was intoxicated when she began drifting from her lane of traffic. She then struck an unoccupied car, which was parked on the side of the roadway.
According to police, the impact of the crash caused Lindberg’s car to overturn. Lindberg and her 6-year-old daughter both suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital for neck and back pain, authorities said. The young girl was released to her father at the hospital.
Lindberg was taken into custody Monday night and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child. She was held overnight in police custody and scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.