Leandra’s Law

Demonstration of Ignition Interlock Device - File / Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

Bill Seeking To Close Loophole In Leandra’s Law Progresses In State Legislature

The New York state law requires convicted drunk drivers to blow into a device that measures the driver’s blood alcohol level before the car can be started.

04/20/2013

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3 L.I. Parents Busted For Driving Drunk Or High With Kids In Cars

Police arrested three parents on Long Island in recent days for driving while either high on drugs or drunk.

03/23/2013

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L.I. Mom Faces Leandra’s Law Drunk Driving Charge After Car Overturns With Daughter Inside

Police say a Long Island woman was drunk when her car drifted off the road, struck a parked vehicle and overturned with her 6-year-old daughter inside.

01/08/2013

Leandra's Law News Conference Dec. 30, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Lawmakers Push To Close Legal Loophole In Leandra’s Law

Officials called on state lawmakers to close a loophole allowing convicted drunk divers to avoid the mandatory ignition interlock requirement under the anti-drunk driving measure.

12/30/2012

Zona Taylor mug shot (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Bellport Woman Arrested For DWI With Child, Grandchildren In Car

Officers located Taylor in Blue Point as she ran from her car with her 8-year-old child and two grandchildren, ages 4 and 6, police said.

10/21/2012

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L.I. Grandmother Indicted, Accused Of DWI With Two Children In Car

When Mary Kimbrough was pulled over, the officer saw the left front tire of her car was missing and the kids were screaming and trying to call relatives using a cell phone, police said.

09/20/2012

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LI Woman Arrested For Driving While Intoxicated With Two Children In Her Car

A Wyandanch, Long Island woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated with two children in her car on Friday night, according to Suffolk County Police.

08/25/2012

Michelle Mannino and family watch from the Robert Moses Bridge as authorities search for her husband's body - Jun 23, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

N.Y. Legislators Push For Tougher Drunken Boating Laws

“Christopher Mannino, you were my world. I was so lucky to have your children. I don’t have you now because a selfish careless person found it necessary to be intoxicated on the water and take your life,” Mannino’s widow said Thursday.

07/19/2012

Carlos Rivera (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Police: L.I. Man Charged With DWI After Driving With Kids In Truck Bed

Cops pulled over 33-year-old Carlos Rivera and arrested him after discovering that he had been drinking, police said.

06/25/2012

Veronica Austin is accused of DWI with her 5-year-old son in the car. (credit: Suffolk  County Police)

Suffolk Police Accuse Central Islip Woman Of DWI With Her 5-Year-Old In The Car

Police say Veronica Austin, 22, was driving her Chevrolet Trailblazer on Sunrise Highway North Service Road at around 11:15 p.m. last night when she crashed west of Pond Road.

06/15/2012

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Cops: Bellport Man Accused Of DWI With Kids In Car After Wreck In Homeless Shelter Parking Lot

Rahiem Greenridge, was arrested Thursday night around 11 p.m. after losing control of his car and crashing into three parked vehicles in the lot of HELP Suffolk homeless shelter, police said.

05/25/2012

James O'Donnell (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: L.I. Man Charged With DWI After Seriously Injuring 2 In Crash

James O’Donnell, 47, was driving on Holbrook Road when he hit a Lincoln, injuring the 26-year-old driver and her passenger, police said.

05/23/2012

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Two Men Arrested, Charged In Connection With DWI On Long Island

Two men were arrested on Monday and charged with a number of crimes in connection with a suspected DWI on Long Island.

04/23/2012

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Police: Massapequa Man Arrested, Charged With Driving Drunk With Kids In Car

Police said they were called Wednesday and told 26-year-old David Hager, Jr. would be driving his 4-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son and that he might be drunk.

03/08/2012

Aaron Tarkin (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: L.I. Man Arrested, Charged With Driving Drunk With Kids In Car

Investigators say 25-year-old Aaron Tarkin of Huntington Station was stopped while taking a friend’s two children, ages 8 and 5, to lunch.

02/22/2012

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