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Manhattan woman drove drunk with 9-year-old in car, cops say

Stephanie Quezada, 32, of Manhattan, was arrested Sunday,

Stephanie Quezada, 32, of Manhattan, was arrested Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, and charged under Leandra's Law with driving while intoxicated with child passenger under the age of 16 after she was pulled over by highway patrol officers on the Long Island Expressway in North Hills, Nassau police said. Credit: NCPD

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.

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