The Public Information Office reports the arrest of a Queens man for Driving While Intoxicated/Leandra’s Law that occurred on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 10:13 p.m. in East Meadow.
According to Police, an Officer on DWI enforcement observed Wilfredo Figueroa-Figueroa, 45, of 90-30 191st Street in Jamaica, operating a white 2021 Chevrolet Suburban in a dangerous manner. The vehicle was traveling westbound on Hempstead Turnpike and matched the description of 911 calls coming from this location describing an erratic driver. Officers performed a Vehicle and Traffic Law stop. The defendant had two children, a four (4) year old male and a 13-year-old male, along with two other adult passengers in the back seat of the car. None of these passengers were wearing seat belts at the time of the Vehicle and Traffic Law stop.
Upon stopping the vehicle, the Officer observed a strong odor of alcohol on the defendant’s breath, blood shot eyes, and slurred speech. The defendant was placed under arrest. The minors were released to a relative.
Defendant Wilfredo Figueroa-Figueroa is charged with two counts of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Children under 16) under the Leandra Law, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and multiple VTL infractions. He will be arraigned on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at First District Court in Hempstead.
Details by: Public Information Office 5/28/22/0717/9595