Father Accused Of Drag Racing On L.I.E. With Baby, Toddler In The Car

Suffolk County Sheriff: Darnell Anderson Clocked At 118 MPH With Kids In Tow

HOLBROOK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island father has been busted on charges he took his baby girl and toddler son along for a drag race. Making things worse, the dad is accused of revving it up to 118 mph before getting pulled over.

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Police said Darnell Anderson, a 25-year-old man from Central Islip, and his friend, 30-year-old Darryl Squires of Bay Shore, were having a speed contest on the westbound Long Island Expressway.

Authorities said the men were stopped near Exit 60 in Ronkonkoma around 2 a.m. on Sunday. According to police, Anderson’s 7-month-old and 3-year-old children were in the car during the race.

“Why a parent would put their children in harm’s way like that is unforgivable,” Suzanne Monahan told CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis.

“Who would even think of doing something like that? That’s unbelievable,” Mark Irving said.

Anderson was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, among other charges. Squires was cited for driving under the influence, but incredibly, no one was hurt.

Initially, the arresting sheriff’s deputy had no idea there were children in the car. He thought he was chasing a couple of drag racers alone. The shocking discovery was made after the cars were stopped.

“It’s wildly irresponsible behavior, and it really goes beyond that. It’s reckless,” Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Chief Michael Sharkey said.

Sharkey said drag racing does happen on the expressway, but never before has a parent been caught racing with children.

“The 7-month-old was in a car seat, the 3-year-old was not even in a proper child restraint,” Sharkey said.

Both men are out on bail. Police said the children were picked up at the scene by their mother.

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  1. autobahn says:

    Everyone. In germany shoud be arrested and jailed.

  2. dee says:

    racing at 2am ??? and where’s the mother? let me guess.. sleeping and she didnt know he took the kids

  3. John L says:

    Right…. only black guys drag race…

    You sir are a moron

  4. ap says:

    wow,i love the way people get worked up about nothing. 118, my dump truck can go faster. people do 85 plus all day long on the same roadway with a lot more traffic, and believe it or not with kids in the car. yes, i know, could have had a wreck, could have, its always could have. maybe hes a idiot, maybe not. but i do know a lot of worse things happen every day than this.

    1. RON says:

      MAYBE NOT YOU SAY!!! GET WORKED UP OVER NOTHING YOU SAY!!!! HEY MR APE I WONDER HOW DO YOU KNOW YOUR DUMP TRUCK CAN GO FASTER? IVE BEEN IN FRONT OF YOU TRUCK DRIVING A – HOLES ON THE LIE BEFORE IM SURE YOU TRY TO SEE IF IT DOES THAT ALL THE TIME ALL THE TIME.

      FIRST THINGS FIRST PEOPLE LETS CUT HIS BALLS OFF SO HE CANT HAVE MORE KIDS
      FOR THOSE POOR KIDS THEY PROBABLY WONT EVEN MISS THIS ASS HOLE EITHER WAY.
      I HOPE THEY THROW THE BOOK AT HIM AND KEEP HIM FROM EVER DOING THIS AGAIN

  5. Vette says:

    Actually there is a track only 40 miles from LI and anyone that Drag races for real knows this. Illegal street racing and Drag racing have nothing in common one is a sport the other are a bunch of immature D bags putting other peoples lives at risk. Track racking is available most days of the week and anyone can race on most days. Jerks like this will not go or show up because they have no intention to race for real all they care about is the thrill of the moment. I hope the harsh punishment will teach them a lesson.

  6. Surfin Bird says:

    These type of people are always up to no good.

    Just like Sammy Hagar sings I can’t Drive 55

    1. Nec says:

      Was it a car he just jacked?

  7. Furious Eddie says:

    Just curious what kind of cars were they racing? Also was it modified?

  8. None Of Your Business says:

    Obviously, the guy is a total doofus brain. He should be locked up for life and never allowed near any kind of motor vehicle. And furthermore, why do we have to build a race track to accommodate idiot-brain moron drag racers?

    1. tt says:

      Locked Up? More Tax payers money…..

  9. Artie C. says:

    Long Island needs a track. The tracks are in NJ and over 100 miles away. I hate to say this because of this racing on city streets and highways are more common than the Chief of the Suffolk Sheriffs are admitting. Until they consider a track and building one this will continue!

    1. Build one yourself! says:

      What are you saying? It seems like you are extorting the government by saying that unless they build a race track that people like you will continue to endanger the public by drag racing. If a race track needs to be built it is not the governments job to build it. get together with some of your law breaking draggers and build one your self, or are you too busy racing and endangering the public to do so.

      1. Stop the racing says:

        Or what they should do is just take the cars of anyone who is caught racing just like they do with DUI cases.And they should lose license for life.

  10. Stealthfighter says:

    Pathetic idiotic moron.

  11. Lucky Joe says:

    My father dragged race under the West Side Highway when I was 6 years old…It was traumatic then….and its traumatic now whenever I think about it….(I am now 63) the guy has no clue how much he traumatized his kids for his “moment”….

  12. Zerlina says:

    Kids in the car or not, he could have crashed into someone with kids in the car. EVERY illegal drag racer is endangering children, whether they’re in the racer’s car, or in the car of some innocent person around them.

  13. Vette says:

    Drag racing happens on a racetrack what these 2 jack asses were doing was Illegal Street racing don’t belittle a sport due to poor reporting. Illegal street racing is dangerous and they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As for endangering your child, I hope child services is now involved.

  14. angel says:

    bet you his ass forgot he even had the kids in the car

  15. Joe says:

    This is how a person acts with kids in his car? Oh yeah his brains were in his backside.

  16. Don't think, just do!! says:

    This guy is about as low as you can get. Two in the morning, no cares about who he may kill while driving like that and oh, yeah, has his kids in the car. Brilliant Genius, life stops being about you when you have kids.Don’t expect any Fathers Days Cards in the next few years.

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