Hempstead Woman Charged With DWI, Child In Car


Araceli Mondragon-VargasPolice charged a Hempstead woman with Driving While Intoxicated (Leandra’s Law) on Sunday, August 24 at 4:15 a.m. in Hempstead.

According to officers, Araceli Mondragon-Vargas, 27, was driving westbound on Fulton Avenue in a Ford Windstar when she was observed failing to maintain a single lane by Highway Patrol Officers.  Police say the officers conducted a traffic stop at which time they determined Mondragon-Vargas was intoxicated and placed her under arrest.  Also in the vehicle at the time of arrest were the defendant’s boyfriend and their 2-year-old daughter.  The child was removed from scene by the boyfriend.

Mondragon-Vargas is charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Leandra’s Law), Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Driving While Intoxicated (BAC + .08), Driving While Intoxicated, Failing to Stay in Single Lane and Unlicensed Operator.