Woman drove drunk with kid on L.I.E., cops say

A Washington Heights woman was arrested in North Hills early Sunday morning for allegedly driving drunk with a 9-year-old girl in her car.

A Nassau County Highway Patrol officer stopped Stephanie Quezada, 32, at 3:09 a.m. near exit 36 on the westbound Long Island Expressway after someone reported her driving erratically, police said.

The officer saw a 9-year-old and her mother in the car and determined Quezada was drunk, police said. 

Quezada was arrested and the girl and her mother were released to a family friend, police said.

Quezada was arraigned Sunday on charges including aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law, which makes drunken driving a felony on the first offense when a child age 15 or younger is in the car.

Quezada is also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, driving while intoxicated, driving while alcohol impaired and several vehicle and traffic violations, police said.

By Noah Manskar

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