Cops: Elmont Man, Ruben Saravia, 36, Charged with DWI; Discovered Defendant Also Left Child Home Alone
March 9, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – The Nassau County Police arrested an Elmont man for Driving While Intoxicated and Endangering the Welfare of a Child on Monday, March 09, 2015 at 3:44 am in Hempstead.
According to police, defendant Ruben Saravia, 36, of Elmont, was observed operating a 2011 BMW on North Franklin Street near Centre Street, with an inoperative rear tail light. A vehicle traffic stop was made and officers observed that the driver/defendant had blood shot watery eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcoholic beverage was detected on his breath.
Ruben Saravia, 36, of Elmont, was charged with DWI, Criminal Possession of a Control Substance 7th, Endangering the Welfare of Child, Improper Left Turn and a Defective Tail Light. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Photo NCPD.
Subsequent to an arrest 6 white pills (believed to be hydrocodone) were recovered inside the defendants’ automobile. It was also discovered that the defendant left his 8 year old child home alone. Police responded to the home and found the child unharmed. The child was released to the custody of a friend.
Defendant Saravia is being charged with DWI, Criminal Possession of a Control Substance 7th, Endangering the Welfare of Child, Improper Left Turn and a Defective Tail Light. He will be arraigned on Monday, March 9, 2015 at First District Court, Hempstead.
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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