Cops: Sag Harbor man faces Leandra's Law charges

A Sag Harbor man was first stopped Wednesday night for speeding, Southampton Town police said, but was then arrested on additional charges when they determined he was driving drunk with three children in the vehicle.

Miguel Saldivar, 33, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with passengers under 16 years old -- a felony under Leandra's Law -- and with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and with speeding.

Saldivar's vehicle was traveling north on Sag Harbor Turnpike about 8:15 a.m. when a Southampton Town officer pulled it over, police said.


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Sgt. Edward Ficurilli said the officer stopped Saldivar because he was traveling 70 mph in a 45 mph zone.

In the vehicle with Saldivar were his 10-year-old niece, 13-year-old nephew and 10-year-old son, police said.

After he was arrested, the children were released into the custody of other family members, police said, and Child Protective Services was notified about the case.

Saldivar, a cook at a Sag Harbor restaurant, was to be arraigned Thursday in Southampton Justice Court.

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