Cops: Drunken mom flipped car with 6-year-old inside
MASSAPEQUA PARK - A Massapequa Park mother has been charged with felony DWI after police say she drove drunk and flipped her car with her 6-year-old daughter inside.
According to court documents, Phyllis Lindberg, a 49-year-old mother of four, told authorities she doesn't remember what happened in the moments before she slammed into a parked truck and flipped her car on Sunrise Highway yesterday.
The felony complaint against her states that Lindberg had a blood alcohol level of .19, more than twice the legal limit, while her daughter was in the vehicle. The child was treated for neck pain at the hospital and released.
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Lindberg was arraigned today on a felony count of driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law. She pleaded not guilty, but court documents state that she told police, "I'm a good mother, I let my family down." Her husband declined to comment in court today.
Lindberg is expected to be back in court on Thursday.