Westbury Man Arrested for DWI with Two 5 Year-Olds in Back Seat, Police Say
Local News, Crime
By Long Island News & PR
Published: December 11 2017
Officials: during a traffic stop, Rudit Santos, 50, was observed to be intoxicated, with his son and nephew in the rear seats.
NCPD reports the arrest of Rudit Santos of Westbury, 50, for DWI which occurred Friday, December 8.
Photo by: Nassau County Police Department
Old Westbury, NY - December 11, 2017 - The Nassau County Police Department reports the arrest of a Westbury man for Driving While Intoxicated which occurred Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:42 pm in Old Westbury.
According to police, the defendant, Rudit Santos, 50, was operating a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban eastbound on Old Country Road and failed to signal a left turn. After initiating a traffic stop, the officer observed the defendant to be intoxicated, with his son (5) and nephew (5) in the rear seats.
The children were released to a relative.
Defendant Santos is charged with two (2) counts of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, child under 16, under Leandra’s Law, Driving While Intoxicated, two (2) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, two (2) counts of Operation of Vehicle without Restraints and Failure to Signal. He was arraigned Saturday, December 9, 2017 at First District Court, Hempstead.
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