Massapequa woman arrested for DWI in Wantagh


Nassau police responded to a vehicular accident with a related disturbance at 2166 Wantagh Ave., in Wantagh at 3:25 p.m. on July 13.

The officers found Valerie Decker, 46, of Second Avenue, Massapequa, driving a 2017 Dodge Ram truck that struck a parked 2019 Infinity, while parking, according to police. A woman, 50, was inside the Infinity.

Decker was seen driving away and headed south on Wantagh Avenue. The police stopped her at the intersection of Wantagh Avenue and Merrick Road. She was arrested and it was discovered her 8-year-old son was inside the truck. The police released the boy to another family member. No one was injured, police said.

Decker was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger younger than 16 (Leandra’s Law), endangering the welfare of a child and multiple vehicle and traffic violations.

Arraigned at First District in Hempstead on July 14, as of press time a temporary order of protection was issued and Decker has no legal representation. Her next court date is July 21.