GARDEN CITYMother drives drunk with
daughter in car, cops say
A Garden City woman was released on her own recognizance yesterday on a charge of aggravated drunken driving Saturday after colliding with another vehicle while she had her 7-year-old daughter in her car.
Laura Catell, 42, of 45 Chestnut St., was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law, which enhances charges when children are present, and endangering the welfare of a minor. She was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead and was scheduled for a May 8 hearing.
According to Garden City police Catell was driving east on Sixth Street about 2:30 p.m. when she crashed into another vehicle near Cathedral Avenue.
Catell's daughter was in the car. After an investigation, she was arrested and the child was picked up by a family member, police said. No injuries were reported.
DEER PARKSUV hits, hurts N. Babylon
man who was crossing road
A North Babylon man was in stable condition yesterday after being hit by a sport utility vehicle Saturday night while walking in Deer Park.
Oscar Rivera, 57, was crossing Bay Shore Road at 10:15 p.m. when he was hit by a 2003 GMC Yukon traveling west on Bay Shore Road.
Rivera suffered a head injury and was taken by North Babylon Rescue to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was listed in stable condition.
The driver of the Yukon, William Moseley, 59, of Wyandanch, and his female passenger were not injured.
No summonses were issued. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152. All calls will be kept confidential.
RIVERHEADThree sell alcohol to
underage buyers, cops say
Three people have been charged with selling alcohol to patrons under age 21 at three stores in Riverhead, police said.
Barry L. Gamble, 59, of 197 Oakwood Dr. in Wading River; Henry Castillo, 22, of 15624 79th St. in Howard Beach; and an unidentified juvenile were charged with first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child.
According to a Riverhead Town police report, Gamble made the sale at the Hess Express, 6305 Route 25A; Castillo at the Riverhead Supermarket and Deli, 945 W. Main St.; and the juvenile at OK Petro, 1212 E. Main St.
Police said the charges were part of a New York State Liquor Authority compliance check conducted Saturday.
The checks are part of an ongoing effort by the police department to ensure New York State Liquor Authority and New York State Penal Law compliance for the sale of alcohol to minors.