Police: Syosset mother drunk, high with kids in car

A Syosset mother was arraigned Thursday after being accused of driving drunk and high with her two young daughters in the car. Police say a witness saw Laura Cachell, 32, driving erratically near the

News 12 Staff

Jul 17, 2015, 12:59 AM

Updated 3,296 days ago

Share:

A Syosset mother was arraigned Thursday after being accused of driving drunk and high with her two young daughters in the car.
Police say a witness saw Laura Cachell, 32, driving erratically near the Century 21 store in Westbury. By the time police arrived, they say she was parked in a lot off Old Country Road.
Prosecutors say Cachell had a blood alcohol content of .08. She also allegedly had several oxycodone pills and muscle relaxants in a pill bottle in the car.
According to court documents, the officer who responded asked Cachell if she had been drinking and she responded that she had been using Listerine. She then allegedly went on to admit she had an alcoholic drink.
Cachell was just in court a few days ago on a separate drug charge and promised to seek treatment, according to documents. In that case, she was charged with possession of marijuana and Ecstasy.
Cachell was held on $32,000 bail and ordered to stay away from her children. They are now in the care of their grandfather.


More from News 12
0:29
Southwest breaks with 50-year tradition and will assign seats; profit falls at Southwest, American

Southwest breaks with 50-year tradition and will assign seats; profit falls at Southwest, American

2:25
Mostly cloudy, muggy conditions with a possible stray shower on Long Island

Mostly cloudy, muggy conditions with a possible stray shower on Long Island

2:01
Police: Fire erupts at Elmont home, spreads to neighbor’s garage

Police: Fire erupts at Elmont home, spreads to neighbor’s garage

0:46
Officials kick off 10th annual Suffolk County Marathon

Officials kick off 10th annual Suffolk County Marathon

0:29
Police: Hempstead woman arrested for DWI with 3-year-old daughter inside vehicle

Police: Hempstead woman arrested for DWI with 3-year-old daughter inside vehicle

0:19
Officials: Huntington Station man sentenced to prison for fatally stabbing friend, trying to kill friend’s wife

Officials: Huntington Station man sentenced to prison for fatally stabbing friend, trying to kill friend’s wife

1:51
Enjoy family fun at Empire Adventure Park in Nassau County

Enjoy family fun at Empire Adventure Park in Nassau County

2:06
Best Beaches: Venetian Shores in Lindenhurst

Best Beaches: Venetian Shores in Lindenhurst

3:25
The East End: Someday Came Fishing Charters

The East End: Someday Came Fishing Charters

0:22
Police: 2 suspects wanted for attempting to use stolen credit card in Islandia

Police: 2 suspects wanted for attempting to use stolen credit card in Islandia

0:28
Prosecutors: Former Nassau County Fire Service Academy employee accused of defrauding workers compensation

Prosecutors: Former Nassau County Fire Service Academy employee accused of defrauding workers compensation

2:15
Another man pleads not guilty  in a Nassau County burglary ring that started last summer

Another man pleads not guilty in a Nassau County burglary ring that started last summer

2:00
Wyandanch residents demand answers nearly one year after investigation began into grade fixing allegations

Wyandanch residents demand answers nearly one year after investigation began into grade fixing allegations

0:41
Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy as he lays out his reasons for quitting race

Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy as he lays out his reasons for quitting race

0:15
Officials: Car fire in Hicksville spreads to home, no injuries reported

Officials: Car fire in Hicksville spreads to home, no injuries reported

2:13
Police: Fake company 'Top Line Masonry' scammed homeowners in Floral Park

Police: Fake company 'Top Line Masonry' scammed homeowners in Floral Park

0:15
Police: Teen struck by car while riding bike in Rockville Centre

Police: Teen struck by car while riding bike in Rockville Centre

1:16
Two LI natives go for gold at Summer Olympics

Two LI natives go for gold at Summer Olympics

1:56
Nassau Democrats block vote on borrowing until grant money released

Nassau Democrats block vote on borrowing until grant money released

1:43
Bay Shore Assembly of God school's sudden closure leaves parents scrambling

Bay Shore Assembly of God school's sudden closure leaves parents scrambling