The Third Precinct of the Nassau County Police Department reports the arrest of an Albany woman for Reckless Endangerment that occurred on Monday, August 4 at 7:03 p.m. in New Hyde Park. She was arraigned today, August 5, at First District Court in Hempstead.
According to police, Sarah Espinosa, 22, of S. Main Avenue in Albany, was driving a 2010 Toyota Prius westbound on Jericho Turnpike when she drove over the center median, hit a Nissan Maxima and continued through the front garage door of the New Hyde Park Fire House. Espinosa’s Prius then collided with two fire trucks parked in the firehouse, damaging them, investigators said.
Fire personnel at the station came to her aid when they found a small ball python snake wrapped around her neck, police said. They removed the snake from her neck and waited for police, who found that Espinosa just stole the snake from the nearby PETCO located at 2233 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park. During the investigation, Espinosa was found to be in possession of marijuana, police said.
She was treated and released from a local hospital and the snake was returned to the store. Espinosa is charged with Reckless Endangerment (2nd degree), Petit Larceny, Reckless Driving, Driving While Intoxicated, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.