SCPD: Man Arrested for DWI with Son in Car

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Arrest occurred on Oak Street in Amityville on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at approximately 4:10 AM.

Amityville, NY - May 18, 2014 - Suffolk County Police arrested a Massapequa man for driving while intoxicated with his son in his vehicle in Amityville early this morning.
Amityville Village Police Officer David Driscoll observed a 2009 Toyota pass through a steady red light at Broadway Avenue and Oak Street in Amityville at approximately 4:10 a.m. Officer Driscoll pulled over the vehicle and determined the driver, Jairo Penate-Cruz, was intoxicated. Penate-Cruz’s 15-year-old son was also in the vehicle.
Penate-Cruz, 34, was arrested and transported to the First Precinct where he was charged by First Squad detectives with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Driving While Intoxicated and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Penate-Cruz was held at the First Precinct for arraignment today at First District Court in Central Islip.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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