Man Visiting Long Island from Ireland, James O’Connor, 25, Arrested for DWI with Two Daughters in Vehicle
September 21, 2014
(Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police today arrested a resident of Ireland who was visiting Long Island for driving while intoxicated with his two children in the vehicle.
James O’Connor was driving a 2012 Volkswagen Passat westbound on Middle Country Road in Selden when he was pulled over by Sixth Precinct Crime Section Officer John Bokinz for failing to maintain his lane at approximately 3:30 a.m. O’Connor’s 5-year-old and 8-month-old daughters were in the vehicle with him.
Suffolk County Police Mug shot of James O’Connor, 25, who police say was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was also issued three summonses for vehicle and traffic law violations.
Upon interview, it was determined that O’Connor was intoxicated and he was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law) and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was also issued three summonses for vehicle and traffic law violations.
O’Connor, 25, was scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.
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