The Auburn Police Department made a Leandra's Law arrest late Wednesday after a woman accused of being intoxicated and impaired by drugs crashed with five children in the vehicle.
According to police, the accident occurred at approximately 11:21 p.m. on Wall Street near Spring Street. Authorities say the vehicle driven by Michelle Andujar, 28, of Auburn, crossed the center of the street and crashed into a parked SUV head on. The crash forced the SUV into another car parked behind it, police said.
After arriving at the scene, police said they found five injured children in the vehicle. Andujar was also injured. Another adult was in the vehicle, Stephanie Chetney of Auburn. Chetney was uninjured in the crash, but she was also intoxicated, police said.
The five children in the vehicle, ranging in age from 1 to 10 years old, were unrestrained and suffered facial, head and fracture-type injuries, authorities said. None of the injuries were life threatening and they were transported to Auburn Community Hospital for treatment.
Andujar was charged with five counts of aggravated DWI, one count of DWI, five counts of endangering the welfare of a child, three counts of aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and multiple traffic violations.
Chetney was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of disorderly conduct.
In addition to their charges, police said Andujar and Chetney were both referred to child protective services.