Woman charged with drunk driving in Medford with three children in vehicle

A 37-year-old Long Island woman faces charges after authorities say she drove drunk with her three children in the vehicle.

Authorities arrested Lydiana Soto Martinez, of Medford, at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, July 3, according to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said Soto Martinez failed to maintain her lane on State Road 112 in Medford and was pulled over by deputies.

Her children, ages 15, 12 and 5, were passengers in the vehicle, authorities said.

Authorities reported finding signs of intoxication, such as smelling alcohol and slurred speech, and said she was arrested for:

  • Aggravated driving while intoxicated – Child in a vehicle
  • CFA
  • Endangering the well-being of a child

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office said the results of a chemical blood test are pending with the Suffolk Crime Lab.

Soto Martinez was arrested on Sunday, according to the report.

The sheriff’s office said DWI patrols over the July 4 weekend also resulted in the arrest of six other people, whose identities were not disclosed in the announcement.

“Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs are patrolling our county’s roads to keep the public safe,” said Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. “This holiday weekend, they not only stopped seven drivers intoxicated from causing an accident with another driver or pedestrian, but they potentially saved the lives of three children in one of the vehicles.I am proud of their continued vigilance to protect the people of Suffolk County. »

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