Police Discover 12 Year Old In DUI Crash
On October 11, 2009, 11-year-old Leandra Rosado was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by Carmen Huertas when the driver lost control of the vehicle on Henry Hudson Parkway. The car was traveling at 68 m.p.h. in a 50-m.p.h. zone and Huertas was driving under the influence. Rosado was killed in the accident. In November of that year, Leandra’s Law was unanimously passed by the New York State Assembly and the State Senate. The law makes it an automatic felony on the first offense for a person to be driving under the influence with a child under 15-years-old in the vehicle.
The Five Towns, New York Patch reports that a driver who was under the influence had a 12-year-old child in the vehicle according to Nassau Police.
36-year-old Christian Moliere of Queens was arrested on Sunday in Valley Stream after he was involved in a drunk driving crash with a minor in his vehicle.
Police were called to the scene at the King Kullen Parking lot on West Merrick Road at about 7:55 p.m. for the crash. Officers found Moliere sitting in a black Lexus GS300 that had been a party in the crash.
Police say that Moliere showed symptoms of intoxication, including having alcohol on his breath, slurred speech, and glassy eyes. Another adult male and Moliere’s 12-year-old nephew were in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Moliere was charged with aggravated DUI under Leandra’s Law, endangering the welfare of a child, DWI, as well as numerous vehicle and traffic violations. He was taken into custody without incident.