NEW YORK – Police say the driver of a car that jumped a curb near the Empire State Building has been arrested on charges including driving under the influence. The driver and six other people, including five pedestrians, were injured.
It happened Wednesday night in the Herald Square shopping district in midtown Manhattan.
Authorities identify the driver as former attorney Stella Mednik. Police say she was traveling eastbound on 34th Street with a male passenger when she rear-ended a vehicle. They say she then backed up, entered the westbound lanes heading the wrong way and struck another vehicle.
Police say the car then hit pedestrians on the sidewalk.
All seven injured people were hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Mednik is awaiting arraignment. A telephone number for her can't be located.