Cops: Huntington Man, Marvin Whitfield, 36, Charged with Felony Aggravated DWI at During Sobriety Checkpoint
August 22, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol has arrested a Huntington man for felony DWI after being stopped for traffic violations with a seven-month-old female child in his vehicle.
According to police, officers from the Suffolk County Highway Patrol Bureau conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Route 110 at Church Street in Huntington Station between Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11:08 p.m. to Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 3:00 a.m.. The operation was conducted for the prevention of injuries and fatalities associated with driving while ability impaired by alcohol and drugs, particularly as a prelude to the upcoming Labor Day Holiday weekend.
Marvin Whitfield, 36, of Huntington, who was charged with felony Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated after being stopped for traffic violations with a seven-month-old female child in his vehicle. Whitfield was additionally charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Photo SCPD.
A total of 625 vehicles went through the checkpoint. One of those arrested, Marvin Whitfield, 36, of Huntington, was charged with felony Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated. Whitfield was additionally charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Additionally, 10 other people were charged with Driving While Intoxicated during the overnight sobriety checkpoint. Whitfield will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on August 22.
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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