New Hyde Park, NY - May 17th, 2014 - Third Precinct Officers report the arrest of a North New Hyde Park man for Driving While Intoxicated (Leandra’s Law) on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12:37 AM in New Hyde Park.
According to officers, the defendant Ravinder Chopra, 50, of 50 Jones Street, was observed approaching a sobriety check point located near the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and New Hyde Park Road. The defendant was stopped and officers immediately smelled a strong odor of alcohol and observed glassy blood shot eyes and slurred speech. Chopra was placed under arrest without incident. Seated in the rear of the vehicle was a 6 year old female (family friend). The minor was unharmed and was released to the mother at the scene.
Chopra is being charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Leandra’s Law), Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Driving While Intoxicated and Tinted Rear Side Windows. He will be arraigned on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at First District Court, Hempstead.