Woman Slams Mercedes Through Home Into Backyard

May 29, 2012 10:47am
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A Brooklyn, N.Y., woman will be arraigned today on drunk driving charges after she allegedly ran her Mercedes convertible through a Long Island home, taking everything, including the kitchen sink, with her.

The driver, 21-year-old Sophia Anderson, walked away with only a few scrapes and bruises to her face, police said. A male passenger was also left unscathed from the crash, which occurred Monday at 4:05 a.m.

Anderson failed to turn at a t-intersection, a Suffolk County Police spokesperson told ABCNews.com. The Brooklyn woman allegedly rammed her Mercedes through the home, causing furniture, a stove, and dishes to scatter in the backyard of a 90-year-old woman’s home.

The homeowner and her caretaker were inside the home at the time of the accident, but were uninjured.

“It could have been a lot worse,” a police spokesperson said.

Neighbors said they were jolted awake by the noise of the crash.

“It sounded like a wrecking ball,” neighbor Kimberly Steinberg told the New York Post.  “All I saw was a red glow. I heard people making noise and glass breaking.”

Anderson refused a breathalyzer test.  She was treated at Huntington Hospital and then booked at the Fourth Precinct.

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