WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A North Carolina man was charged under Leandra’s Law after a traffic stop in Westbury early Saturday morning.
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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.
The officer says he could smell alcohol on Hooks’ breath and noticed Hooks had glassy eyes and slurred speech.READ MORE: NYPD: Knife Fight Spills Into Midtown Pizzeria, 2 Taken Into Custody
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: With Less Than A Week Before NYC's Deadline, Municipal Workers Hold Anti-Vaccine Mandate Rally On Staten Island
Hooks is facing multiple charges, including aggravated driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child.