West Babylon mom accused of DWI with 3 children in car

A West Babylon mother is facing felony charges for allegedly driving drunk with three little girls in the car. Police say Barbara Kalinowski, 44, rear-ended

Kalinowski, a teacher at Tooker Avenue Elementary School in West Babylon, is facing felony DWI charges under Leandra's law.

Kalinowski, a teacher at Tooker Avenue Elementary School in West Babylon, is facing felony DWI charges under Leandra's law. (2/16/16)

BRENTWOOD - A West Babylon mother is facing felony charges for allegedly driving drunk with three little girls in the car.

Police say Barbara Kalinowski, 44, rear-ended a car just before noon yesterday on Washington Avenue and Express Drive South in Brentwood.

According to police, her 8- and 10-year-old daughters and one of their friends were in the car.

No one was hurt during the incident.

Kalinowski, a kindergarten teacher at Tooker Avenue Elementary School in West Babylon, is facing felony DWI charges under Leandra’s law.

Her driver’s license was suspended and court orders of protection were issued against her to stay away from her two children.

West Babylon School District released a statement saying, “We are truly concerned about these allegations as the safety and well-being of our students is our top priority.”

Tooker Avenue Elementary School confirmed that Kalinowski has been put on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.

She is due back in court on March 28.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

The Roosevelt community came together Saturday to honor 1 Roosevelt community honors fallen war hero
A pedestrian was struck by a car and 2 Pedestrian struck by car, killed in Ronkonkoma
Police say Antonio Smith shot another man several 3 Freeport man facing charges in January shooting
Anyone with information is urged to call Nassau 4 Police: Men break into home, rob woman in Roslyn Heights
Police say 14-year-old Nicolo Signore was hit while 5 Teen fatally struck by car in Miller Place

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE