Long Island Man Drove Drunk With Three Kids In SUV, Police Say

A Long Island man is facing a host of charges after police say he drove drunk with three children in his SUV.

Henry Orozco Lechado
Henry Orozco Lechado Photo Credit: Nassau County Police

A blue 2018 Honda Pilot traveling southbound on Peninsula Boulevard was observed by officers impeding traffic and failing to maintain their lane on Friday, Sept. 25 at 11:10 p.m. in Lynbrook, Nassau County Police said.

Officers activated their emergency lights and conducted a vehicle and traffic law stop, according to police.

Henry Orozco Lechado, 46, Cedarhurst, was found to be operating the vehicle and after a police investigation was conducted he was placed under arrest without incident, said police. 

Passengers included three children, ages 3, 6 and 11 years old. The children were released into the custody of their mother.

Lechado was charged with:

  • three counts of aggravated DWI (child under 16) under the Leandra’s Law, 
  • driving while intoxicated, 
  • three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, 
  • operating a motor vehicle with one percent or more alcohol in blood,
  • multiple traffic infractions. 

He is due to be arraigned on Saturday, Sept.26 in Mineola.

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