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Visitor from Ireland charged in Selden with DWI, had two kids in car, police say

James O'Connor, 25, who is visiting from Ireland,

James O'Connor, 25, who is visiting from Ireland, was charged early Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, under Leandra's Law with driving while intoxicated with children younger than 15 in his vehicle. He was apprehended on Middle Country Road in Selden, police said. Credit: SCPD

James O'Connor was driving a 2012 Volkswagen Passat westbound on Middle Country Road in Selden when he was pulled over about 3:30 a.m. Sunday by an officer from the Sixth Precinct for failing to maintain his lane, police said.

O'Connor's daughter, 5, and son, 8 months, were in the car with him, police said.

He was charged under Leandra's Law with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15 years old or younger, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was also issued three summonses for vehicle and traffic violations.

O'Connor is to be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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