For Immediate Release
Monday, October 05, 2020
Incident: Woman Arrested for DWI Under Leandra’s Law After Vehicle Crashes Into House
Location: Blue Jay Drive, Brentwood
Date/Time: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at approximately 6:40 p.m.

Suffolk County Police last night arrested a woman for driving while intoxicated with her three children in the vehicle after crashing it through a house in Brentwood.


Ashley Thomas-Smith was driving westbound on Blue Jay Drive with her three daughters in a 2004 Lincoln Navigator when she lost control of the vehicle at approximately 6:40 p.m. The Lincoln crashed through the residence located at 46 Blue Jay Drive before coming to a stop on the lawn of a neighboring house.


Third Precinct officers responded to the scene and determined Thomas-Smith to be intoxicated.  Thomas-Smith and her daughters, ages 4, 5 and 8, were transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. Thomas-Smith is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The three girls were not injured and were released to the custody of their father at the hospital. The Lincoln was impounded. The Town of Islip Building Inspector was called to the scene to assess structural damage to the house.


Third Squad detectives charged Thomas-Smith, 34, of 4 Inchcape Road, Bay Shore, with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15-Years-Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law) and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on October 5.


A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 20-498725
Suffolk County Police Department

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