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Cops: Drunken driver had kids in car, tire missing

Oscar Collahuazo, 41, faces DWI and Leandra's Law

Oscar Collahuazo, 41, faces DWI and Leandra's Law charges, police said.    Credit: NCPD

An Elmont man was arrested early Saturday after he drove his car drunk with two children inside, and with one of the car’s tires missing, police said.

Oscar Collahuazo, 41, faces DWI and Leandra’s Law charges after his arrest during a traffic stop around 2:30 a.m. on Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont.

Nassau police said Collahuazo was parked with a missing driver’s side tire and a broken rim. Police said he had bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath while his 11-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son were in the car.

Collahuazo’s children were released to their mother after the arrest, police said.

Collahuazo was charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated, two counts of aggravated DWI with children under 16, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and multiple vehicle infractions.

Collahuazo was arraigned Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead. A temporary order of protection was issued and bail was set at $2,500 bond or $1,250 cash.

The identity of Collahuazo’s attorney was not available in online court records Saturday evening.

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