NCPD: Hempstead Man Drove Drunk with Two Minors, Ages 1 and 2, in Vehicle

Jose Perez, 48, is charged with two counts of Aggravated DWI under the Leandra Law, cops say.

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Jose Perez, 48.

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The Hempstead Police Department reports the arrest of a Hempstead man for DWI-Leandra’s Law in Hempstead.
According to Hempstead Police, Jose Perez, 48, was driving a 2002 Honda Sedan and was observed by officers making an improper turn near the intersection of Jackson Street and Washington Street. Officers activated their emergency lights and conducted a Vehicle and Traffic Law Stop. A subsequent investigation was conducted and defendant Jose Perez was placed under arrest without incident. The vehicle’s passengers included two minor children, ages 1 and 2 years old. The children were released into the custody of their mothers.
Defendant Jose Perez is charged with Driving While Intoxicated, two counts of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Child under 16) under the Leandra Law, two counts of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle, two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and multiple Traffic Infractions. He was arraigned at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead. 
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