Hempstead Man Arrested for DWI with Three Children in Car

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  25. August 2015

Plainview, NY - August 24, 2015 - Nassau County Police report the arrest of a Hempstead man for Driving While Intoxicated on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 10:35 P.M. in Plainview.

According to Police, a Highway Patrol Officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle travelling westbound in the vicinity of exit 46 without lights on.  A car stop was conducted and an investigation revealed the driver, Carlos A. Sanchez, 28, of Hempstead was unlicensed and under the influence of alcohol.  The defendants two sons, ages 6 and 3, and his daughter, 1, were passengers in the car.  His three year old son was not restrained in a child safety seat.  Sanchez was placed under arrest without incident.  No injuries were reported.  The children were picked up from the scene by a family member.

Sanchez is charged with three counts of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Leandra’s Law), three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Driving While Intoxicated (BAC +.08), passenger under 10 without restraint, unlicensed operator and driving with insufficient lights.  He will be arraigned on Monday, August 24, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.

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