Suffolk Police Arrested New York City Woman, Joanna Pagan, 32, for Driving While Intoxicated, Leandra Law
September 2, 2014
(Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police arrested a New York City woman for driving while intoxicated with a 3-year-old boy in her car last night.
Joanna Pagan, 32, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer westbound on the LIE near Exit 49 North in Huntington when she was pulled over by Highway Patrol Officer Thomas Joy for failing to maintain her lane of travel at 10:32 p.m. Pagan had her 3-year-old son in the car with her.
Upon interview, it was determined that Pagan was under the influence of alcohol and she was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated With a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandras’s Law) Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
Upon interview, it was determined that Joanna Pagan, 32, was under the influence of alcohol and she was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated With a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law) Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Photo SCPD.
The child was released into the custody of a family member.
Pagan, of 1952 Second Ave., New York, NY, was scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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