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Lynbrook man arrested under Leandra's Law, police say

Cesar Caraballo, 45, was scheduled to be arraigned

Cesar Caraballo, 45, was scheduled to be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead. Credit: NCPD

A Lynbrook man was arrested early Sunday for allegedly driving while intoxicated with a child in his vehicle, Nassau police said.

Cesar Caraballo, 45, was stopped by police at 2:51 a.m. after he was seen driving a 2016 Infiniti westbound on Merrick Road at a high rate of speed, officials said. Police said Caraballo had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, glassy eyes and slurred speech. Caraballo’s 15-year-old son was also in the car.

Caraballo was arrested without incident and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child 15 or under (a violation of Leandra’s Law), endangering the welfare of a child, driving while intoxicated and several other vehicle and traffic violations. He was scheduled to be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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