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Suffolk County Police - Headquarters
Friday July 12th, 2019 :: 02:54 p.m. EDT


Woman Arrested for DWI Following Hit and Run Crash with School Bus

Suffolk County Police today arrested a woman for driving while intoxicated after she left the scene of a crash involving a school bus in Mastic and was apprehended by a Good Samaritan a short time later.  
Luz Maria Fuentes was driving a 2004 Toyota Siena on Mastic Road, near Mastic Boulevard, when her vehicle struck the rear of a mini school bus with three children and two adults on board at approximately 7:45 a.m. Fuentes fled and, a short time later, her vehicle struck a trailer that was attached to a pickup truck traveling on Mastic Road and fled.
A Good Samaritan followed Fuentes to the parking lot of Island Cinemas, located at 1708 Montauk Highway, and confronted her. Fuentes punched the man in the face.
Seventh Precinct officers responded and charged Fuentes, 36, of 62 Eleanor Ave., Mastic, with Driving While Intoxicated, Harassment and two counts of Leaving the Scene. She will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on July 13.
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