SCPD: Calverton Man Arrested After Drunken Hit-and-Run With Four Children in Vehicle

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  14. May 2018

Lake Ronkonkoma, NY - May 14, 2018 - Suffolk County Police arrested a Calverton man for Leandra’s Law after he fled the scene of a motor vehicle crash in Lake Ronkonkoma on Sunday, May 13, 2018.
George Campbell was driving a 2004 Infiniti Q56 on Gatelot Avenue when he drove across the front lawns at two houses on School Street, then struck a parked, unoccupied 2018 Toyota and fled the scene at approximately 1:25 a.m. A Fourth Precinct patrol officer observed the vehicle being operated with two flat tires and pulled over the vehicle on Hawkins Avenue.
Campbell’s girlfriend and her four children, a 16-year-old female, a 10-year-old male, a 7-year-old male and a 3-year-old female were in the vehicle. No one was injured.
Campbell, 26, was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and/or Alcohol, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Crash and four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Campbell was arraigned on Sunday, May 13 at First District Court in Central Islip.
The children were released into the custody of their mother.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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