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Crimes Nearby: Alleged Drunken Driver Had Twins in Car

Woman charged with DWI after police say she was intoxicated with her daughters in the vehicle.

Smithtown

Police say they found a Nesconset woman drunk at the wheel with her 5-year-old twin daughters in the car Sunday morning.

Danielle Ferrante was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after police say they found her sitting in a parked, running 2006 Mitsubishi in the parking lot of Shop Rite, located at 335 Route 347 in Hauppauge, at 1:40 a.m.

After interviewing Ferrante, police determined she was intoxicated. Ferrante had her 5-year-old daughters in the car with her, police said.

Kings Park

An ex-convict and Kings Park resident was

arrested on a handful of charges on March 14 after he reportedly stole a bottle of detergent from a Family Dollar store and proceeded to take someone's car to flee police.

According to Suffolk County Police, Sylvayne Sigmon, 43, stole from a store in Central Islip around 10:05 a.m. Police said he proceeded to drive a 2005 Kia Sedona – which he did not have permission to drive – eastbound on Cliff Street while a squad car attempted to pull him over.

Police said Sigmon was later pursued on foot and ran into a fence, breaking it, and through a rear yard on Earle Street around 11 a.m.

Hauppauge

Police said a Brentwood man gave a police officer an ID not belonging to him during a traffic stop while driving a 1996 Saturn in Hauppauge on March 22 at 1:08 a.m.

According to police, Jorge Palomino, 32, was arrested on a charge of second-degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony; false personation, a misdemeanor; and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor.

Huntington

A Huntington man recently pleaded not guilty to charges he practiced psychology without a license.

Adam M. Goldrusso, 46, also pleaded not guility to second-degree criminal sale of marijuana. The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said that Goldrusso "did practice and held himself out to practice, psychology by identifying himself as a licensed psychologist and by engaging in counseling and/or psychotherapy."

It was not immediately known how many people he treated.

The unauthorized practice of a professional is a violation of state education law.

Both charges are felonies.

Goldrusso is due back in court May 10.

The practice and the marijuana sale of 390 grams of marijuana allegedly occurred at of 22 Gaines St., Huntington.

He previously was charged with issuing a bad check in July of last year in the amount of $2,670., the office said. He is also charged with forgery in the second degree for signing the name of the same woman on a check for $825.

Paul L. March 28, 2013 at 04:16 PM
DWI with kids in the car - real bright. I hope they throw the book at her.
knee jerk March 30, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Do you think she knew she was too drunk to drive and thats why she was parked in a parking lot when arressted for Driving While Intoxicated? Next progression of this witch hunt will be if you have the keys to a car in your pocket while drunk, you can be charged.
Art Vandelay April 01, 2013 at 07:26 PM
How do you suppose she got to the parking lot?
knee jerk April 01, 2013 at 08:44 PM
Art, I don't know how she got into that parking lot, without driving drunk, but I'll offer a few. Maybe she went into a bar in that shopping center perfectly sober,had a few drinks, and decided she better not drive. Or met a friend, in whose parked car she had a few or had a few in her own parked car. The fact remains: she was arrested for DRIVING while intoxicated while PARKED in a parking lot,having never went out on a public street. Pretty soon they'll be able to arrest you for just thinking about drinking and driving.
David Klopman April 03, 2013 at 01:50 PM
Knee? I suppose her children were with her in the bar in the shopping center or she left them in the car while she had a few drinks. The incident happened at 1:40 a.m. Likely she was passed out behind the wheel as the motor was running. Not sure why you think this is so innocent or they have no cause with kids in the car at that hour.
knee jerk April 03, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Dave:I don't get where you say " likely she was passed out at the wheel with the motor running". Because it happened at 1:40 AM? Maybe she's a day sleeper. I think what's important here is to realize that no one was hurt, injured, driven in a car on a public street etc etc.Basically this woman was arrested for something she might have done, but didn't.If she stumbled out of a bar and dropped her keys and lost them, we wouldn't be reading this story.

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