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Baldwin man drove intoxicated with 3-year-old daughter in car, state police say

Rafael D. Ramon, 42, of Baldwin, was arrested

Rafael D. Ramon, 42, of Baldwin, was arrested in East Meadow Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, after driving drunk with his 3-year-old daughter in the car, police said. Credit: NYS Police

A Baldwin man was arrested Saturday night after state police said he was driving drunk with his 3-year-old daughter in the backseat, officials said.

Rafael D. Ramon, 42, was arrested after he failed sobriety tests and was charged with felony driving while intoxicated -- Leandra's Law -- and speeding above 55 mph, state police said.

A state police trooper from the Valley Stream barracks stopped Ramon around 9 p.m. initially for speeding in a gray 2003 BMW X5 on the Meadowbrook State Parkway northbound, near exit M5, in East Meadow, state police said in a news release. While interviewing Ramon, the trooper detected a the odor of alcohol and conducted sobriety tests, state police said.

Ramon's 3-year-old daughter in a rear child seat was among the three passengers in the vehicle, police said. The child was turned over to a family member, they said.

Ramon was held pending arraignment in Nassau County First District Court. The child was turned over to a family member, state police said.

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