Woman driving in Great Neck charged under Leandra’s Law


A Brooklyn woman was arrested in Great Neck on Saturday night for driving intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child, officers from the 3rd Precinct reported.

Police said that Rosa Rodriguez, 30, was driving her Toyota Corolla westbound on Northern Blvd., when a patrolling officer saw her impeding traffic behind her at a green light.

The officer said he found Rodriguez to be intoxicated while her 15-year-old son sat in the back seat at 10:33 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

Rodriguez has been charged with two counts of DWI, aggravated driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child and impeding the flow of traffic.

Leandra’s Law, also known as the Child Passenger Protection Act, automatically makes it a felony for anyone to drive drunk with someone age 15 or younger in the vehicle.

Defendants convicted under the law could face up to four years in jail, but police noted the final decision rests with the judge.

Rodriguez was arraigned on Sunday, July 16, in Hempstead’s First District Court.

She was conditionally released to the probation department and is due back in court on Thursday, July 20.


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