2 separate arrests on DWI with kids in cars

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Two people were arrested early Sunday in separate incidents on charges of driving while intoxicated with children in the vehicles, Suffolk police said.

In the first incident, police responded to a 911 call from a resident of Bayview Drive in Huntington reporting that a Nissan had stopped after striking a parked vehicle there, and the driver was slumped over in the front seat.

Officers found the driver, Yessica Campos-Gomez, 21, of Huntington Station, and determined she had been driving while intoxicated with her son, 6, in the backseat. No one was injured.

Campos-Gomez was arrested and charged not only under Leandra's Law -- aggravated driving while intoxicated with a passenger 15 years old or younger -- but also as driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a minor.

At her arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on Sunday, Campos-Gomez was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. She is due back in court on Friday.

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A short time later in Ronkonkoma, Police Officer William Boyd reported that he saw Martir Alonzo Gonzales-Castro, 23, of Port Jefferson Station driving erratically in a 1995 Chrysler north on Ocean Avenue in Ronkonkoma.

Boyd followed Gonzales-Castro's car, stopping it about 12:50 a.m. as Gonzales-Castro started east on the Long Island Expressway.

Police said, Boyd determined Gonzales-Castro was driving while under the influence of alcohol and arrested him. A woman and a 2-year-old child were also in the car.

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Gonzales-Castro also was charged not only under Leandra's Law, but also with driving while intoxicated.

He was arraigned on Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip and ordered held on $150,000 cash bail or $300,000 bond. He is due back in court on Friday.

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