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Middletown Father Arrested for DWI with Three Unbuckled Children in Car

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The Nassau County Police report the arrest of a Middletown man for DWI on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 1:37 am in North Hills.

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North Hills., NY - July 20th, 2015 - The Nassau County Police report the arrest of a Middletown man for DWI on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 1:37 am in North Hills.

According to police, a Highway Patrol Bureau Police Officer patrolling westbound of the Long Island Expressway, observed Kingsley C. Chukwu, 45, of Silver Lk Scotchtown Road 18A operating a 2009 Honda failing to maintain lanes and swerving onto the right shoulder. A Vehicle and Traffic Law stop was initiated by turning on the emergency lights and siren at which time Chukwu exited at exit 32 and came to a stop. An investigation revealed the defendant was operating a vehicle under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.

Additionally the defendant’s three male children ages 4 (twins) and 6 years were seated in the rear seats and not wearing seat belts.  The children’s 38 year old mother was a front passenger. Chukwu was placed into police custody without incident and transported to Central Testing for processing. The children were released to their mother. There were no injuries reported. Chukwu’s vehicle was impounded.

The defendant Kingsley Chukwu is charged with 3 counts Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Leandra’s Law), 3 counts Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Driving While Intoxicated 1192.2, Driving While Intoxicated 1192.3, and multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law Violations. Chukkwu will be arraigned Sunday, July 19, 2015 in First District Court.