POUND RIDGE, N.Y. Pound Ridge police arrested a man Wednesday night and charged him with felony driving while intoxicated under Leandras Law. The law part of the New York Child Passenger Protection Act passed in 2009 makes it an automatic felony on the first offense for those caught driving drunk with a person under 16 in the vehicle.
Police said that after a routine traffic stop about 10 p.m. on Pound Ridge Road, they smelled alcohol on the driver. Officers said a boy was sitting in a front-facing car seat in the rear of the vehicle.
Police said the driver Pablo D. Cabrera, 33, of Pound Ridge failed a field sobriety test, at which point he was arrested. He was charged with aggravated DWI with a child passenger under 16 years old, and Child Protective Services was notified. Police said it was Cabreras first DWI offense. He was also issued a summons for failure to keep right.
Cabrera was released on $240 bail and is due in court on Monday, Aug. 6.
The following item was also reported by the Pound Ridge police:
Driving While Impaired: Early Tuesday, police charged a New Canaan, Conn., man with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor. Police said that about 1:30 a.m., officers saw a driver fail to stop at a stop sign on Westchester Avenue. They pulled him over and detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the car, police said. The driver was subjected to a field sobriety test, which police said he failed. Ruppert P. Vernon, 22, was charged with misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, first offense, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, a violation. He was also cited for failing to stop at a stop sign. Vernon was released on $250 bail and is due in court on Aug. 20.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.