NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have charged a 52-year-old man for driving while intoxicated with a child in the car on Thursday night on Long Island.
Suffolk County police stopped Sean Durham at 8:35 p.m. on Jericho Turnpike near Calvert Avenue in Commack for erratic driving and a malfunctioning tail light.
Upon pulling Durham over, an officer determined that Durham was intoxicated and arrested him. The officer also found cocaine in his possession and learned that Durham’s 15-year-old daughter was in the car.
Because she’s 15, police charged Durham under Leandra’s Law, which makes it a felony to drive drunk with a child under the age of 16 in the car.
In addition to aggravated DWI with a child in the vehicle under Leandra’s Law, police charged Durham with endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for cocaine.
The daughter was placed with a family member, police said.
Durham, meanwhile, is scheduled for arraignment in First District Court in Central Islip on Friday.
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