A Bay Shore man was charged Saturday night with driving while intoxicated with his 9-year-old daughter in the vehicle, Suffolk County police said.
About 10:20 p.m. Saturday, First Precinct patrol officers responded to a call about a possibly intoxicated driver of a black Toyota 4-Runner in Babylon. When the officers stopped the vehicle on westbound Sunrise Highway near North Hamilton Avenue in Lindenhurst, they found the driver was intoxicated, and his daughter was in the front seat, police said.
Police later discovered the driver, Jose Garcia-Lazo, had been involved in a crash about an hour earlier on Straight Path in Wyandanch, and he had fled the scene, police said. There were no injuries in the crash.
Garcia-Lazo, 30, of Udall Road, Bay Shore, was arrested and charged under Leandra's Law with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child 15 years old or younger, driving while ability impaired, endangering the welfare of a child and leaving the scene of a reportable accident.
The investigation is continuing. First Squad detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed these incidents and has not been interviewed by police to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.