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Cops: Dad drove 118 mph with kids in car

Darnell Anderson, 25, was

Darnell Anderson, 25, was "engaging in a speed contest," with his two young children in the car, on the westbound LIE at 2 a.m. Sunday with another man when a deputy sheriff spotted the pair and safely stopped both cars in Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County sheriffs said. (Oct. 16, 2011) Credit: Suffolk County Sheriffs

A Central Islip father and unlicensed driver was arrested after he drove 118 mph in a street race on the Long Island Expressway with his infant daughter and toddler son along for the ride, authorities said Monday.

Darnell Anderson, 25, was "engaging in a speed contest" on the westbound LIE at 2 a.m. Sunday with Darryl Squires, 30, of Bay Shore, when a deputy sheriff spotted the pair and safely stopped both cars east of Exit 60 in Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County sheriffs said in a news release Monday.

Anderson's 7-month-old daughter and 3-year-old son were in his 2001 Honda when it was stopped, sheriffs said.

Anderson, who does not have a driver's license, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and engaging in an unlawful speed contest, along with multiple vehicle and traffic charges, authorities said. He was to be arraigned Monday in First District Court in Central Islip.

Squires was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding, engaging in an unlawful speed contest, and multiple vehicle and traffic charges. He was arraigned Sunday and released on bail.

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