Prior offender accused of DWI with kids in car

Police say Benigna Pinedamata had her toddler and baby in her SUV yesterday when she drove to the North East Elementary School to pick up

Police say Benigna Pinedamata had her toddler and 1 month old baby in her SUV yesterday when she drove to the Albany School to pick up her 5-year-old son.

Police say Benigna Pinedamata had her toddler and 1 month old baby in her SUV yesterday when she drove to the Albany School to pick up her 5-year-old son. (3/13/15)

AMITYVILLE - A convicted drunken driver is accused of doing it again, but this time with her three children in the car.

Benigna Pinedamata, 29, was arrested at North East Elementary School yesterday. Police say the Amityville mother had her infant and toddler in the car when she picked up her 5-year-old at school.

Pinedamata allegedly drove up on the sidewalk. A security guard and other personnel stopped her from leaving and called 911.

Authorities say Pinedamata's car had an ignition interlock device, but that she wasn't driving her car. She was also allegedly driving without a license.

Pinedamata is charged with three counts of violating Leandra's Law. Her lawyer says she feels terrible about what she did and is recommending an alcohol treatment program.

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