The Nassau County Police Department reports the arrest of a Hempstead man for Driving While Intoxicated – Leandra’s Law, that occurred on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 4:50 a.m. in New Cassel.
According to Police, Third Precinct Officers responded to a one car accident in the vicinity of Brush Hollow Road and Sheridan Street. Upon arrival it was determined the defendant Jessel Martinez Barrera, 34, of 600 Fulton Avenue, was operating his black 2011 Nissan Armada when he left the roadway and struck a pole. As a result of the collision the defendant and a 45-year-old female passenger were both injured. During the investigation the defendant had glassy bloodshot eyes and appeared intoxicated. A further investigation determined there was a 4-year-old female victim in the car at the time of the accident. The child was uninjured. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to an area hospital for treatment. Both females were also transported to an area hospital for treatment and observation. The juvenile was released into the custody of an uninvolved family member.
Defendant Jessel Martinez Barrera has been charged with Aggravated DWI – Leandra’s Law, Driving While Intoxicated, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Assault 3rd Degree. He will be arraigned on Monday, August 30, 2021 at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.
Details by: PIO 08/29/21/1440/8812