Police: Long Island Man Arrested For DWI With Toddler In Car

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A Long Island man is facing felony charges for allegedly driving drunk with a toddler in his car.

LISTEN: Sophia Hall reports from Long Island

Suffolk County Police say they stopped 48-year-old Shawndell Wilder, of Greenlawn, in Huntington Station Wednesday afternoon because he was driving with tinted windows and a cracked windshield.

Officers determined he was intoxicated and his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son was in the backseat.

Upon further investigation, officers also determined Welder’s license had been suspended 18 times.

Wilder has been charged charged with a felony count of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a passenger 15 years old or younger. He was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and endangering the welfare of a child.

The child’s mother, Alicia Fabre 25, of Huntington, was also arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child after she admitted that she knew Wilder had been drinking prior to driving, police said.

The child was released into the custody of his grandparents.

Giving Tuesday
Charles Osgood Event

Listen Live