The Nassau County Police Department reports the arrest of an Amityville man for Driving While Intoxicated/Leandra’s law that occurred on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 7:50 p.m. in Massapequa.
According to police, officers while on routine patrol observed Shem Mccoy, 43, of 777 Countyline Road 22A operating a gray 2002 Toyota northbound on Countyline Road. The officers observed multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law violations and initiated a car stop. During the investigation it was discovered that the defendant had glassy bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. The defendant was placed under arrest without incident. The defendant’s 10 year old son and 7 year old daughter were both passengers in the vehicle at the time of arrest. The children were brought to their home and left in the custody of a family member.
The defendant Shem Mccoy is charged with two (2) counts of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Child under 16-Leandra’s Law), two (2) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, two (2) counts of Driving While Intoxicated and multiple VTL infractions. He will be arraigned on Monday, February 18, 2019 at First district Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.
Details by: Public Information Office 02/18/19/0830/8970