Two men were charged with felony drunken driving on Long Island Friday under Leandra's Law, officials said.
Geo Jossy, 31, of New Hyde Park, was driving north on Glen Cove Road in Old Westbury when police stopped him about 10:35 p.m. on suspicion of driving drunk with his two young children, ages 1 and 3, in the car, Nassau County police said.
Jossy was arrested without incident, and the children were released to the care of their mother, who was also a passenger in the vehicle, police said.VideoCops: New Hyde Park man drove drunk with kids in carDataLI crime stats
Jossy was charged with two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated and four vehicle and traffic violations.
He was ordered held on $1,000 cash bail at his arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday. His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.
In a separate incident, Alfonso Rolli, 59, was arrested about 10:15 p.m. Friday after a Suffolk County Sheriff's deputy saw him driving erratically in Riverhead with a 9-year-old child in his car, officials said.
Rolli submitted to a chemical blood test, the results of which are pending, according to the sheriff's office. He was charged with felony drunken driving and endangering the welfare of a child, officials said.
Rolli was ordered held on $2,500 cash bail at his arraignment in Riverhead Saturday.
His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.
Leandra's Law, named for 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, makes it a felony, even on first offense, to drive drunk with a passenger 15 years of age or younger in the vehicle. Rosado was killed in a DWI accident in October 2009 when the vehicle she was riding in overturned on the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan.