Blame it on the snake – Car crashes into Long Island firehouse

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Police on Long Island have charged a female driver who survived crashing into a Nassau County firehouse under the most unusual of circumstances.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. Monday on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park.

The driver, identified as 22-year-old Sarah Espinosa, of Albany, apparently lost control of her Toyota Prius, crossed the median, struck a Nissan Maxima and careened into the fire station.

The vehicle plowed through the main door, striking two fire trucks inside.

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When fire personnel rushed over to help, police said they found a small ball python wrapped around Espinosa’s neck.

“It was about two feet long,” New Hyde Park Fire Chief Steven Waldron told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera. “I thought it was a pet. I guess she’s a snake person.”

Police said they later determined that she had stolen the snake from a nearby PETCO just before the crash.

Police said Espinosa was also found to be in possession of marijuana.

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