Oceanside Man Busted While Driving Drunk with Two Children in Vehicle, Cops Say


Officials: Kenneth Kakareko, 50, had his sons, both 11 years of age, in the car with him.

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NCPD reports the arrest of Kenneth Kakareko of Oceanside, 50, for DWI.

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Oceanside, NY - July 10, 2018 - The Nassau County Police Department reports the arrest of an Oceanside man for Driving While Intoxicated/Leandra’s Law that occurred on Monday, July 09, 2018 at 1:30 a.m. in Oceanside.
According to police, Kenneth Kakareko, 50, was observed operating a 2006 Mercury Mountaineer on Lawson Blvd. After conducting a car stop, it was discovered that the defendant had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, glassy eyes and slurred speech. The defendant was placed under arrest without incident. Kakareko had his 2 sons, both 11 years of age, in the car with him.
Further investigation revealed that earlier in the day, the defendant got into a verbal argument with his wife and smashed her cell phone.
Kenneth Kakareko is charged with two (2) counts of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Child Under 15-Leandra’s Law), two (2) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Driving While Intoxicated, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and various VTL infractions. He will be arraigned on Monday, July 9, 2018 at First District Court in Hempstead.
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