The Nassau County Police report the arrest of a Lawrence man for Driving While Intoxicated (Leandra’s Law) that occurred on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:45 A.M. in Oceanside.
According to Police, the defendant Carlos F. Ruiz-Mendoza, 42, of 242 Spring Street was driving a 2003 Acura northbound on Lawson Blvd. with a front seat female passenger and a 13 year old male passenger in the back seat. Defendant was unable to maintain his travel lane and a car stop was conducted. An investigation revealed the defendant was operating under the influence of alcohol. Both passenger occupants were released to the custody of a relative.
Defendant Ruiz-Mendoza is charged with Aggravated DWI under Leandra’s Law, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Driving While Intoxicated and several Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. He will be arraigned on April 29, 2018 at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.
Details: Public Information Office 04/29/18/0700/7336