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Cops: Port Washington woman drove drunk with 2 kids in SUV

Whitney Gold, 34, of Port Washington, was arrested

Whitney Gold, 34, of Port Washington, was arrested Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, on charges including two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, also known as Leandra's Law, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

Nassau County police arrested a Port Washington woman Friday evening for driving while intoxicated with her two young children in the vehicle -- a violation of Leandra's Law.

Officers from Nassau's Second Precinct responded to a call of a disturbance at Northern Boulevard and Oyster Bay Road in East Norwich at 6:47 p.m. and found Whitney Gold, 34, of The Quarter Deck, outside of her 2015 Cadillac Escalade arguing with a female friend, police said.

Inside the Cadillac were Gold's two children: a 9-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, authorities said.

During the investigation, officers learned Gold had been driving the vehicle, allegedly while intoxicated. She was arrested without incident while the children were released to a family member at the scene.

Leandra's Law makes it a felony, even on first offense, to drive drunk with children 15 years or younger in the vehicle.

Gold is charged with two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, DWI, operating a motor vehicle above 0.1 percent blood alcohol concentration, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

She is expected to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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