Elba Ayala accused of driving drunk with 5 kids in the car

Police arrested Elba Ayala last night at a sobriety checkpoint on the William Floyd Parkway at Smith Point County Park. (7/7/14)

SHIRLEY - A Shirley woman was arrested after police say she drove drunk with five kids in her car Sunday night.

Police arrested Elba Ayala at a sobriety checkpoint on the William Floyd Parkway at Smith Point County Park. Police say she sped through the checkpoint, prompting police to chase her on foot until Ayala came to a stop.

Police say the 43-year-old Shirley woman was in the car with another woman and five children. The children ranged in age between 7 months and 8 years old. News 12 Long Island was told that she is not the mother to any of the children.

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Prosecutors at her arraignment say Ayala has an extensive criminal history, which includes a DWI charge. They say she refused to take a sobriety test at the scene and that results of a blood test are pending.

Ayala was charged with violating Leandra’s Law in addition to five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

She's being held on $75,000 bail.

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