Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A snake stolen from a local PETCO was found wrapped around the neck of an alleged drunken driver who crashed into a New Hyde Park fire house Monday night, Nassau County police said. Sarah Espinosa, 22, of Albany, was driving a Toyota Prius westbound on Jericho Turnpike just after 7 p.m. when she drove over the center median, hit a Nissan Maxima and barreled through the front garage door of the New Hyde Park firehouse, police said. Firefighters made the surprise snake discovery when they assisted the woman after the crash. Police said the small ball python, which was wrapped around Espinosa’s neck, was secured at the scene. A Nassau police spokeswoman said it’s unknown at this time if the snake or Espinosa’s alleged intoxication caused the dramatic crash. Police later determined that Espinosa allegedly stole the snake from a Garden City Park PETCO just prior to the crash, police said. Espinosa was charged with reckless endangerment, petit larceny, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana. She will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Lufthansa, a member of the Star Alliance group, has not operated on its two seasonal lines since October: from Munich to Pula and Zadar. Although the lines were operating in October, the company stopped operating on them earlier this year due to the impact of the global pandemic or reduced demand, according to Croatian Aviation. Lufthansa will cut off traffic to Adriatic airports earlier than in previous years, and there will be a reduction in the number of weekly flights on the Munich-Zagreb route. Line Munich – Zagreb will operate 17 times a week until October 5; on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. From October 18, there will be only three flights a week on this line, on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Germany’s Lufthansa will drastically reduce the number of operations at Croatian airports by the end of October. Line Frankfurt – Split will operate once a week, on Saturdays, until October 17th. The company operated on this line 4 times a week in August, and 3 in September. Line Munich – Split will operate four times a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, until October 24th. Line Frankfurt – Zadar will operate once a week, on Saturdays, until October 24th. It is one flight less per week compared to September, and two compared to August. Line Frankfurt – Pula will run until October 17, once a week on Saturdays. Here, too, there is one flight less per week than in September, and two less than in August. Line Frankfurt – Dubrovnik will operate once a week, on Saturdays, until October 17th. Lufthansa operated on this line 3 times in August and twice a week in September. Line Munich – Dubrovnik will operate four times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, until October 24th. Photo: Lufthansa The company will have in October 7 active lines according to Croatian airports, two less than in the previous month. Although the number of lines did not decrease significantly, it did occur large reductions in the number of weekly flights to Croatian destinations.