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Westbury man drove drunk with two 5-year-olds, Nassau cops say

Rudit Santos, 50, of Westbury, was arrested Friday,

Rudit Santos, 50, of Westbury, was arrested Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Credit: NCPD

A Westbury man was arrested Friday night, charged with driving while intoxicated with two children in his vehicle, Nassau County police said.

Rudit Santos, 50, of Broadway, was stopped by police at 11:42 p.m. after failing to signal a left turn while driving a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban east on Old Country Road in Old Westbury. During the traffic stop, police said, they observed that Santos was intoxicated.

His son and nephew, both 5 years old, were sitting in the rear seats of the car, police said.

Santos was charged with two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law for having a child younger than 16 in the vehicle, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of operation of a vehicle without restraints, and failure to signal.

The children were released to a relative.

Santos was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday, and was held on bail of $10,000 cash or bond. He was being represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, which has a policy of not commenting on cases.

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