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Massapequa, February 17, 2019: Arrest for Leandra’s Law/DWI

Feb 18, 2019
  • Leandra’s Law, DWI, Drinking and driving with kids, Drunk driving kids in car,

The Nassau County Police Department reports the arrest of an Amityville man for Driving While Intoxicated/Leandra's Law that occurred on Sunday February 17, 2019 in Massapequa. 

According to police, officers while on routine patrol, observed Defendant operating a Toyota on Countyline Road, Massapequa, commit multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. The officers activated their emergency lights and initiated a Vehicle and Traffic Law investigation stop.  During the investigation, officers suspected  that the defendant had glassy bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. The defendant was arrested without incident. The defendant's 10 year old son and 7 year old daughter were both passengers in the vehicle at the time of arrest. The children were brought home and left in custody of a family member. 

The defendant is charged with two counts of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated(child under 16-Leandra's Law), two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a child, two counts of Driving While Intoxicated, and multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law infractions. 

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