Huntington Station, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Officials said 10 people were arrestedÂ during an overnight sobriety checkpoint in the Huntington Station area of Long Island.
New York State Troopers assisted theÂ Suffolk County Highway Patrol Bureau Selective Alcohol Fatality Enforcement Team with the checkpoint atÂ Route 110.READ MORE: Caught On Video: Community Refrigerator Stolen Off Midwood Street In Broad Daylight
Police said the checkpoint was put in place in an attempt to preventÂ injuries and fatalities associated with drunken and impaired driving due to the Halloween weekend.
One person,Â 34-year-oldÂ Mario Cruz, was arrested and charged with felony driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law. Cruz was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said.
Eight other arrestees — Thomas Callaghan, 45;Â Michael Mahoney, 67;Â Nick Vitucci, 31;Â James Briner, 35;Â Maxwell Kaestner, 21;Â Thomas Petrizzo, 39;Â Ruslan Nazmutdinov, 27;Â Martha Suarez, 23 —Â were charged with DWI, police said.READ MORE: Gabby Petito's Family Speaks Publicly For 1st Time Since Her Body Was Found: 'We Can't Let Her Name Be Taken In Vain'
One person, 30-year-oldÂ Roberto Vargas, was charged with driving while ability impaired by a combined influence of drugs and alcohol, police said.
All 10 are expected to be arraigned atÂ First District Court in Central Islip on Saturday.
Police said a total ofÂ 562 vehicles went through the checkpoint.
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