According to police, a Highway Patrol Officer observed Juan Aristires Alvarenga Ortiz, 34, of 716 Broadway Avenue operate his 2006 Toyota erratically travelling north on Peninsula Boulevard A subsequent stop of the defendant’s vehicle revealed the defendant was operating under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Additionally the defendant’s 7 month year old daughter was present restrained in a car seat in the rear driver’s side. The driver Juan Aristires Alvarenga Ortiz was placed into police custody and the child was released to her 26 year old mother who was a front seat passenger. No injuries were reported. The defendant’s vehicle was impounded.
The defendant is charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated ( Leandra’s Law ), Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Driving While Intoxicated 1192.3, Driving While Intoxicated 1192.2, and numerous Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. He will be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday, January 17, 2016.