A Lawrence man faces charges after driving drunk in Oceanside early Sunday with a minor in the car, Nassau County police said.
Carlos F. Ruiz-Mendoza, 42, of Spring Street, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law and several vehicle and traffic violations.
According to police, Ruiz-Mendoza was driving a 2003 Acura northbound on Lawson Boulevard at 2:45 a.m. with a front-seat female passenger and a male passenger, 13, in the back seat.
Police said Ruiz-Mendoza “was unable to maintain his travel lane” and a car stop was conducted.
An investigation revealed Ruiz-Mendoza “was operating under the influence of alcohol,” police said. The boy was released to the custody of a relative.
Ruiz-Mendoza is scheduled for arraignment Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.