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Glen Cove police: Pennsylvania woman charged with DWI under Leandra's Law

A traffic stop for a tailgating violation early Saturday turned into the arrest of a Pennsylvania woman in Glen Cove who was charged with driving drunk with her two young children in the car, police said.

Patricia Alamo, 35, was charged with driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law, which makes it a felony, even on first offense, to drive with a passenger 15 years of age or younger in the vehicle.

Glen Cove police said Alamo also was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and numerous vehicle and traffic law violations.

She was arraigned Saturday and police said she was being held on $10,000 bail.

Her two children, ages 11 and 7, were not injured, police said.

Glen Cove Officer Peter Grella, on patrol, stopped Alamo at 12:44 a.m. Saturday after observing her "following another vehicle too closely" on Walnut Road in Glen Cove, police said.

Police said Alamo refused to give Grella her license, then refused to be handcuffed. She also attempted to run from the scene, police said Monday.


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