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Police: Roosevelt man arrested after driving intoxicated with son in vehicle

Rocael Culajay was arrested and charged under Leandra's Law, police said.

Rocael Culajay, 42, of Roosevelt, was arrested Sunday

Rocael Culajay, 42, of Roosevelt, was arrested Sunday by Nassau County police and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years old under Leandra's Law. Photo Credit: NCPD

A 42-year-old Roosevelt man was arrested Sunday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law, Nassau County police reported. 

Rocael Culajay  failed to stay in his lane as he drove a 2002 Toyota 4Runner southbound on Glen Cove Road, police said. An officer who pulled him over said Culajay's eyes were glassy, his speech was slurred and his breath smelled of alcohol, police said. Culajay's 10-year-old son was in the back seat of the vehicle, authorities said. Culajay was placed under arrest and his son was released to a relative. 

Culajay was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years old under Leandra's Law, endangering the welfare of a child, false impersonation as well as multiple vehicle and traffic law violations. He was scheduled to be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead. 

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