EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A man was charged with driving drunk with three passengers in his car – including his 3-year-old daughter – on Long Island this weekend.
Around 9 p.m. Saturday, a New York State police trooper from the Valley Stream barracks saw a gray BMW X5 speeding on the northbound Meadowbrook State Parkway near Exit M5 in East Meadow, state police said.READ MORE: 2nd Former Aide Accuses Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment, Governor Requests Independent Review
State police pulled over the driver and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage, state police said.READ MORE: NYPD: Good Samaritan Killed, 3 Hurt In Stabbing Linked To Illegal Brooklyn Gambling Den
The driver – identified as Rafael Ramon, 42, of Baldwin – failed sobriety tests and was arrested on driving while intoxicated charges, state police said.
His 3-year-old daughter and two other passengers were in the vehicle, state police said.MORE NEWS: Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Exposed To Positive COVID-19 Case, Will Quarantine
Ramon’s blood alcohol level came in at .12, state police said. He was ultimately charged with felony DWI under Leandra’s Law due to the child in the vehicle.