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: Wife Of Top Cuomo Aide Shows Support On Social Media For Governor's Latest Sexual Harassment Accuser
The officer says he could smell alcohol on Hooks’ breath and noticed Hooks had glassy eyes and slurred speech.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: Competitors Johnson & Johnson And Merck & Co. Teaming Up To Increase Supply
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: Celebrity TV Doctor Dr. Oz Helps Rescue Man Who Collapsed At Newark Airport
Hooks is facing multiple charges, including aggravated driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child.