A 45-year-old Long Island man was arrested under Leandra's Law for allegedly driving while intoxicated with his child in the vehicle after he crashed into a home.
Juan Gonzalez, of Central Islip, was driving a 2002 Toyota pickup truck with his 12-year-old son in the vehicle when he lost control and struck a residence located at 70 Brightside Ave. at approximately 3:10 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 25, Suffolk County Police said.
The child was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and will be released into the custody of a family member, police said.
There were no injuries inside the home, which sustained minor structural damage.
Gonzalez was charged with aggravated DWI with a child passenger 15 years old or younger (Leandra’s Law) and endangering the welfare of a child.
He was held overnight at the Third Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Tuesday, Jan. 26.
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