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Drunk woman with stolen snake around her neck crashes into firehouse

This drunk woman had some issues during her crash.
This drunk woman had some issues during her crash.
CBS New York

Drunk driving is never an issue that is something to be laughed out, but there are some stories that will at least have you shaking your head. On Aug. 5, 2014, Newsday reported that a woman drunkenly crashed her car through the front garage door of a firehouse and slammed into two parked fire trucks. When emergency workers tried to check on her, they were surprised to see a stolen snake wrapped around her neck.

22-year-old Sarah Espinosa of Albany, New York, was arrested on charges of drunken driving and drug possession. Marijuana was also said to be in possession of marijuana.

Espinosa crashed into the front of the New Hyde Park Fire Department station shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening.

CBS New York stated that she drove her car over the center median and hit another vehicle before actually slamming through the front of the fire station. Firefighters were extremely surprised at the small ball python that was sitting around her neck. It had allegedly been stolen from a pet store nearby.

"It was about two feet long," New Hyde Park Fire Chief Steven Waldron told CBS New York. "I thought it was a pet. I guess she's a snake person."

Espinosa had charges added of reckless endangerment and petit larceny for possession of the stolen snake.

After the crash, Espinosa was brought to a nearby hospital. She was treated and then released. No other injuries were reported from the incident.

During Espinosa's arraignment on Tuesday morning, her attorney put in a plea of "not guilty." Bail has been set at $5,000 and there has been a request made to suspend Espinosa's license.

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