A Manhattan man is charged with drunken driving under Leandra's Law, after officers stopped him Sunday night in Westbury and found his wife and 6-month-old in the car, police said.
Nassau County police said Mohammad K. Khan, 31, of 535 W. 51st St., also was driving with a suspended license and his Lincoln Town Car was unregistered, uninspected and uninsured. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law, as well as with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, endangering the welfare of a child, DWI, two counts of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and multiple vehicle and traffic law violations. He was arraigned Monday and held on a $5,000 bail. He was represented by Legal Aid.
Police said Third Precinct officers stopped Khan after he was observed failing to maintain his lane in the Town Car on Old Country Road at 9:20 p.m. An investigation determined Khan was intoxicated, police said. His wife and baby were released to a friend.
Leandra's Law is named for 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, who was killed when a van driven by a friend's mother, Carmen Huertas, crashed on the Henry Hudson Parkway in October 2009. The law, enacted in November 2009, makes it a felony, even on first offense, to drive drunk with anyone under age 16 in the vehicle.