Police: DWI dad had 2 young daughters in car

David Bellamy, 54, of Queens, was arrested in David Bellamy, 54, of Queens, was arrested in Brentwood on Friday, May 23, 2014, on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated and child endangerment for speeding on the Long Island Expressway while drunk with his two young daughters in the car, Suffolk police said. Photo Credit: SCPD

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A Queens man was drunk and speeding on the Long Island Expressway in Brentwood early Saturday morning with his 4- and 5-year-old daughters in the car, Suffolk police said.

David Bellamy, 54, of 102 Street in Corona, faces charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15 years old or younger, a violation of the state's Leandra's Law.

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Bellamy also is charged with driving while intoxicated and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Suffolk Highway patrol pulled over Bellamy's 1995 Chevrolet around 1 a.m. as it was speeding on the westbound LIE near Exit 55 and discovered he was intoxicated. Bellamy's daughters were not injured, police said.

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.

Bellamy was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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