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Fiery Car Crash Results in DWI Arrest in Oceanside

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A Manhattan woman was arrested on a DWI charge after she hit three parked cars in Oceanside, and her own car and another went up in flames, early Thursday morning, police said. 

According to police, Laura A. Hartlieb, 32, was driving westbound on Merrick Road near Chestnut Street at 12:17 a.m. when she slammed into the three parked cars. 

Two witnesses at the scene pulled Hartlieb from her burning car to safety, police said.  

There were no passengers in the car that was engulfed in flames, police said. 

An investigation at the scene revealed that Hartlieb had been driving under the influence and she was placed under arrest, police said.  She was taken to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment for her injuries.

Hartlieb is scheduled for arraignment “as soon as practical,” police said.

Sal Anthony June 05, 2014 at 12:12 PM
If she doesn't care why should they. Drunk drivers are scum bags
lucky libra June 05, 2014 at 02:55 PM
that last drink the one they call for the road will get you all the time, it wont stop until the punishment fits the crime, which it doesn't right now,
lori June 06, 2014 at 12:46 PM
NUMC is where all prisoners go.
Paul MacLeod June 06, 2014 at 09:20 PM
but for the grace of god no one died as a result of a dumb choice hope she makes it to a detox & gets the message she don't have take that first drink one day at a time .
Bob West June 28, 2014 at 11:49 AM
They also take the cops and VIPS to NUMC. It's a Level 1 Trauma Center. SNCH is far from that. SNCH is a Community Hospital, not a Teaching Hospital. That means that all the specialists are home in bed at night and have to be called in as needed. Good luck finding a Neurosurgeon to come in at 2 am in a timely manner, if ever. Besides the ER Doc, who will probably be good, all you'll find at night at SNCH are Family Practice Residents. Teaching Hospitals have Residents for each specialty they teach in the hospital 24/7. They also have much more experience in specialties. SNCH has a PR machine that makes it seem like a big deal, but you might as well go to the ER at Franklin or Mercy (or Long Beach... when it was here...) Besides NUMC, the only Level 1 Regional trauma centers in Nassau are North Shore and Winthrop. It's an old saying, but true- if The President is hurt in New York, they take him to Bellevue. New York Trauma Centers- http://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/ems/trauma2.htm

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