Far Rockaway motorist faces Leandra's Law violation in Valley Stream DWI stop

Christian Bisono, 40, of Far Rockaway, was arrested Christian Bisono, 40, of Far Rockaway, was arrested Sunday morning, April 27, 2014, and charged with driving while intoxicated with a 10-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl in the car, as well as two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and other charges, Nassau County police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

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A Far Rockaway man was arrested Sunday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated with a 10-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl in the car, Nassau County police said.

Christian Bisono, 40, was heading north on North Central Avenue in Valley Stream about 3:55 a.m. when police saw him driving in an erratic manner, police said in a statement.

He was arrested and the two children taken to a friend's house, Nassau police said. Officers on duty Sunday night said it was unclear if the children in the car were related to Bisono.

Bisono was charged with two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated, which falls under Leandra's Law, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated and failure to stay in a single lane.

He was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday, police said.

Suffolk County police arrested a 42-year-old Huntington Station man Saturday under Leandra's Law. Duhaney Duncan crashed his Dodge pickup into a minivan on Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station. His two children, ages 1 and 2, were in the car and were not injured.

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Leandra's Law was passed in 2009 after the death of Leandra Rosado, 11, who was killed when the minivan she was a passenger in crashed in Manhattan. The driver pleaded guilty in the crash and admitted she was drunk while driving.

Drivers face the additional charges for driving while intoxicated with a child 15 years old or younger under the provision.

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