A Manhattan woman was charged with driving while intoxicated on the Long Island Expressway in North Hills early Sunday morning with a 9-year-old in the car, Nassau County police said.
Stephanie Quezada, 32, of West 176th Street, was charged under Leandra’s Law with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger under the age of 16, endangering the welfare of a child, driving while alcohol impaired and multiple vehicle and traffic violations, police said. She was scheduled to be arraigned Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead.
According to a Nassau County Police Highway Patrol Bureau report, shortly after 3 a.m. a highway officer responded to a call involving a 2016 Jeep Liberty driving erratically westbound on the LIE.
The officer saw the vehicle traveling westbound at Exit 36 and conducted a vehicle and traffic stop, the report added. Police said the officer determined that Quezada was intoxicated and she was arrested.
There was a 9-year-old female passenger in the rear of the vehicle with her mother, the report said. The child and her mother went home with a family friend.