The Nassau County Police Department reports the arrest of an Island Park woman for Driving While Intoxicated (Leandra’s Law) that occurred on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 11:45 PM in Island Park.
According to Police, officers responded to a 911 call for a disturbance on Delaware Avenue. After a thorough investigation it was determined that Theresa Viola, 52, of 115 Ostend Avenue, was operating a 2015 Kia Sedona while driving eastbound on Delaware Avenue. A Vehicle and Traffic Law stop was conducted in front of 115 Ostend Avenue and the defendant was observed with blood shot eyes, slurred speech and the odor of alcohol. Viola was placed under arrest without incident. In the vehicle at the time of the stop were two males ages 11 and 14 and four females, two 12 years of age and two 13 years of age. The children were released into the custody of a family member at scene.
Theresa Viola is charged with six counts of Aggravated DWI, six counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and DWI with a previous conviction. She will be arraigned on Friday, July 24, 2020 in Mineola.
Details by PIO 07/23/20/1730/8970