Police: Mom drove drunk with 4-month-old in car, left scene of crash

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A new mom is under arrest, accused of driving drunk with her infant in her car and leaving the scene of a crash.

Police say they got a call reporting a woman who appeared to be driving drunk with a baby in the car on Merrick Road in Wantagh.

When they responded around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, they say they spotted a car driven by 36-year-old Margareth Mendoza.

According to police, they stopped her after she failed to signal at the intersection of Sunrise Highway at Beech Street.

Police say Mendoza smelled like alcohol and had slurred speech.  

She also had her 4-month-old in the car.

After an investigation, police say Mendoza had also been in a collision with another car before being pulled over.

No one was hurt in that crash.

The baby was released to family members.

Mendoza will be arraigned today. 

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