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Lindenhurst man drove intoxicated with 2 kids in van, cops say

Joscelyn Wilson, 53, of Lindenhurst, was arrested Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, on charges of drunken driving and child endangerment after his van, with his two young daughters inside, rear-ended a pickup truck on Straight Path at Gordon Avenue in West Babylon, Suffolk police said. Authorities said he was also charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15 years old or younger, known as Leandra's Law. (Credit: Paul Mazza) (Photo Credit: SCPD)

A Lindenhurst man has been charged with driving while intoxicated with his two daughters in the vehicle after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash in West Babylon Saturday night.

Suffolk County police said Joscelyn Wilson, 53, of Albany Avenue, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet van southbound on Straight Path at Gordon Avenue shortly before 7:30 p.m. when his vehicle struck the rear of a 2003 Ford pickup truck.

Wilson’s two daughters, ages 5 and 6, were in the van, police said. Both children and Wilson were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup, Noel Jimenez-Gutierrez, 30, of West Babylon, was treated for minor injuries at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.

Wilson was charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15 years old or younger, also known as Leandra’s Law, driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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