Driver charged with DWI after crash lands both cars inside Chinese restaurant on Long Island

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Sunday, January 28, 2024
Suspected drunk driver crashes into Chinese restaurant in Farmingdale
It happened while customers were waiting for food inside.

FARMINGDALE, Long Island (WABC) -- A driver has been charged with DWI and assault after a crash on Long Island.

Police say Lauren Potter, 39, was drunk when she crashed a Mercedes into a parked car on Friday night just after 9:30.

The impact was so intense, that both vehicles ended up inside a Chinese restaurant.

It happened while customers were waiting for their food inside Great Wall Kitchen on Boundary Ave.

One person was taken to the hospital. She is expected to be okay.

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Jim Dolan is in Flatbush with the story.


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