Police: Mom drove high on drugs, crashed with 2 kids in car

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A mom accused of driving high and crashing her car with her 2-week-old and 9-year-old children inside is facing charges this Thanksgiving.

Police say Tara Fontana, of Shirley, lost consciousness and hit a utility pole on Middle Country Road in Middle Island Wednesday around 4:30 p.m.

The 38-year-old and her two children were treated at Stony Brook University Hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Fontana was arraigned Thursday.

Prosecutors said she had overdosed and had to be revived with Narcan.

She was forced to sign an order of protection to stay away from her 9-year-old son and 2-week-old daughter. They are in her fiance's custody.

She has two prior convictions from 2012, one for DWI and one for DUI.

Bond was set at more than $50,000.

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