WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A North Carolina man was charged under Leandra’s Law after a traffic stop in Westbury early Saturday morning.
Police say an officer pulled 42-year-old Tommie Hooks over around 2:20 a.m. after catching him drive through a red light while leaving a parking lot on Old Country Road.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt For Suspect; Sources Say Police Locate Discarded Clothes Nearby Scene
The officer says he could smell alcohol on Hooks’ breath and noticed Hooks had glassy eyes and slurred speech.READ MORE: NYPD: Pushkar Sharma Confesses To Killing His Mother In Her Queens Home
Four children between the ages of 7 and 15 were in the vehicle at the time, along with a 38-year-old man.
The officer arrested Hooks without incident, and the children were released into the custody of a family member at the scene. No one was injured.MORE NEWS: New York Weather: Sunday 5/9 Mother's Day Afternoon CBS2 Weather Headlines
Hooks is facing multiple charges, including aggravated driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child.