Mother Arrested for DWI with Three Children in Car

HUNTINGTON STATION – E. Jericho Turnpike, and Copiague Avenue, Huntington Station Date/Time:     May 10, 2014 at approximately 6 p.m.

Sarah Knakal took her three children with her after the crash. She did not leave her kids in the car as stated in the original release.


 Second Squad detectives charged Knakal, 30, of 22 Cooper Ave., Huntington Station, with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated With a Child 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Leaving the Scene of an Incident and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

 She is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on May 11.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Case Number: RG/2308