The ABAJournal tips us to this story in the New York Post by Beth Weinstein with contributions from Kieran Crowley and Robert Kalfus:
Two people driving in a minivan nearby witnessed the mom and daughter arguing inside the parked car and pulled over to investigate, cops said. By this time, troopers had arrived, guided to the location after authorities traced the cellphone."
Tragedy averted? Maybe.
Certainly fatalities were averted by this brave 12 year old girl; I don't need to remind you of the horrific Taconic Parkway DUI fatalities involving the intoxicated mom who left a picnic and killed so many in a wrong way crash along the same stretch of highway last year.
Still this remains a terrible tragedy regardless of the lives not lost to this insane woman's drunk driving. The family tragedy of Jamie Hicks' driving under the influence will resonate throughout the lives of her family. But there is also an incredible opportunity for Mrs. Hicks and her family and others--in darkness there is the capacity for great light, may we all find it.