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Motorist Speeding On Southern State Was Driving Drunk With Two Kids In Car, Police Say

Southern State Parkway in Babylon. Photo Credit: Google Maps
New York State Police. Photo Credit: File

A North Babylon man was arrested for endangering the welfare of two children when he was caught allegedly driving drunk on Southern State Parkway with two kids in the car, police said.

Howard Dwyer, 53, was stopped on the parkway in Babylon at approximately 9:45 p.m. on the Fourth of July, when he was caught by New York State Police troopers speeding, prompting a traffic stop.

During the subsequent stop, troopers said that it was determined Dwyer was under the influence, and there were two children sitting in the backseat, both under the age of 16.

Dwyer was arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned the following day and both children were placed with other family members following Dwyer’s arrest. No return court date has been announced.

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