Woman Goes on Drunken Hit-And-Run Spree With Children In Car

A woman in Scranton, PA, is in prison after going on a hit-and-run spree that endangered not only the lives of the people she hit, it endangered the lives of the children in the car with her.

On July 30, 2011 Mary Lukaitis, 32, of Scranton packed her kids into her blue Buick Rendezvous SUV and went driving. Her first stop: the intersection of North Washington Avenue and Green Ridge Street where she slammed into a red Buick Century driven by Michele Falvo. The impact was severe enough to trap Falvo in her vehicle – the fire department had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate her.

Unfortunately, the impact was not severe enough to keep Lukaitis from driving on to the next destination: Green Ridge Street and Wyoming Avenue where she hit a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Amanda Marion.

The next destination on Lukaitis’ tour of destruction was a pile of stone slates stacked up at a property on 1701 Delaware Avenue. By this point, Lukaitis had lost at least one tire but that didn’t stop her from continuing on to the 1800 block of Nay Aug Avenue where she finally stopped and the police apprehended her.

She failed a field sobriety test, and was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.  Michele Falvo suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released from the hospital. Mary Lukaitis was arraigned for reckless endangerment and is being held in lieu of $7,500 bail.

This event occurred within days of the two year anniversary Taconic Parkway tragedy where Diane Schuler killed herself and seven others, including her own and her brother’s children, while driving under the influence. Luckily, in this case, no one was killed.

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5 thoughts on “Woman Goes on Drunken Hit-And-Run Spree With Children In Car”

  1. Hi im the victim that was cur form the car as of tosay I have ahd to have surgery on my neck and a fusion on my cervical spine also I have a 2.5 inch sacar on my neck. I live in fear everyday and also in pain. To tis day she is free and it kills me that she had no insurance and no way for me to sue her I have no medical and all of the bills are on me I lost my car and Im on the verge of loosing my joba s i cant get around on the bus on Sundays I have to be on bus schedule and that sucks shopping everyday things are now harder to do also I my marriage has suffered as I can not preform as i was able to before all of this and it pains me to think that it was all preventable As for calling this an accident its not accidents cant be helped this was something that could have been prevented and She choose to drive and that is when it no longer became and accident in my eyes. I just hope when people read this they will seee that the drink is not worth the pain people will suffer in the later yrs. She has spent 1 night in jail and in about 3wks she will get her sentence so please GOD be on my side.

  2. Well as of today 2/28/2012 Mary Lukaitis is in the Lackawanna COunty Prision for ht next 180 days. SHe then will have 90 days house arrest then after that is done 6yrs probation. Lets hope she has learned form this and take this as a lesson not a punishment in life

  3. This woman has no regard for anyone but herself. She believes that laws do not pertain to her. She did not learn a lesson for this being it was not her first offense. She was arrested in New York under the influence driving on the highway with out lights on at night with a car full of drugs and drug dealers. She was re arrested for a parole violation for coming up “hot”, (drugs in her system) and again is back out on the streets after a month or so in jail. She will never learn and it is those that come in her path that will be the ones to pay being she seems to always get released. When she hurts or kills a judge or other law enforcement officials family member then maybe she will get the discipline that she deserves, jail for longer than 3 months. I don’t understand how the safety of 2 children and the welfare of 2 others that she hit on this escapade were only worth 180 days in prison??? Come on Scranton judges? Really?

  4. It angers me that its almost 4 yrs to the day and she sill hasn’t paid a dime well lets just say she paid about 150.00. My case alone is 33000.00 and that is after the state paid 3000.00. Im owed 940.00 for bus passes to get to work and shop an Dr apts Im owed 2500.00 for my car and well she needs to pay.

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