Police: Rocky Point Woman, Colleen Lopez, 47, Charged with Leandra’s Law DWI; Child Passenger 13 Years Old
April 18, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk County Police arrested a Rocky Point woman for driving while intoxicated with a 13-year-old female child in the vehicle last evening.
According to police, Colleen Lopez, 47, was driving a 2003 Chevy Tahoe on Patchogue Yaphank Road when she was observed by a patrol officer assigned to DWI Enforcement as a member of the Safe-T Team at 8:40 p.m. An investigation by the officer revealed that Lopez was under the influence of alcohol and she was arrested and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger in violation of Leandra’s Law and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Colleen Lopez, 47, of Rocky Point, was held at the Sixth Precinct and was arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip on April 18. 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 SCPD.
The child was turned over to a responsible adult.
Lopez was held at the Sixth Precinct and was scheduled to be arraigned today, April 18, 2015 in 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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