The Nassau County Police Department reports the arrest of a Glen Cove man for a DWI – Leandra’s law on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 7:58 am.
According to police, an Old Westbury Police officer observed Elmer G. Martinez – Cartagena, 28, of 2 Alexander Place operating a 2007 Nissan west on Jericho Turnpike failing to maintain his lane as well as not signaling when changing lanes. The officer engaged his emergency lights and initiated a car stop in the vicinity of Jericho turnpike and Powell lane in Westbury. An investigation was conducted and it was determined that the defendant Martinez – Cartagena was operating his vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He was then placed into police custody without incident. The defendant also had in his vehicle his 1 year old daughter seated in the rear passenger child seat. The infant was released to a family member that responded to the scene. There were no injuries reported.
The defendant Elmer G. Martinez – Cartagena is charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Leandra’s Law) as well as Driving While Intoxicated 1192.3 and 1192.2, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and numerous New York State Vehicle VTL violations.
Martinez – Cartagena will be arraigned on Monday, June 24, 2019 at First District Court in Hempstead.
Details by: The Public Information Office