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Sheriff's Office: Man Drove Drunk With Child in Car, Violating Leandra's Law

Paul Demetro, 30, of Jackson Heights, was arrested on aggravated DWI and other charges after driving drunk with a 3-year-old in the car in Nesconset.

A Jackson Heights man was arrested Monday morning and charged with violating Leandra's Law after driving drunk with a 3-year-old girl in Nesconset.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Paul Demetro, 30, was observed fishtailing a 2010 Audi through an intersection in Nesconset at 4:40 a.m. Demetro, who was accompanied by two passengers – the child's mother and a 29-year-old man, was stopped and interviewed by a deputy sheriff and found to be under the influence of alcohol.   

The sheriff's office said the 3-year-old was not properly restrained in a car seat. The girl was later brought to Selden and placed in custody of her mother by the male passenger, who was sober and with a driver's license. 

Demetro was arrested on charges including with aggravated DWI for violating Leandra’s Law, a felony; endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor; unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor; and seat belt violation.

Demetro is set to be arraigned Tuesday in First District Court in Central Islip. 

We Heart Long Island April 01, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Great. Another drunk with a kid in the car. They should lock him up for 20 years.
AH11767 April 01, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Unbelievable! What's it going to take to get these animals off the road? Let's see how long before the village idiot chimes in with how unfair this man is being treated....
mikethealky April 01, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Alan, I am sick to my stomach
Kristin H. April 01, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Another loser parent in Nesconset? Wonderful.
VR April 01, 2013 at 09:41 PM
What does that mean Kristin?
localguy April 01, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Uh, clearly the aticle states he was from Jackson Heights, not Nesconset.
josef April 01, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Hey I think I know that gentleman. He looks a little different with the black eye but he is really a doctor and there is no "r" in his last name.
AH11767 April 01, 2013 at 11:12 PM
I feel pretty sick as well.
Nesconset Dude April 02, 2013 at 10:37 AM
Kristen, since you like to wear your ignorance one your sleeve answer one question: where are you from?
Ralph April 02, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Unbelievable lucky no one was hurt
Ralph April 02, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Who are the village idiots?
mikethealky April 02, 2013 at 02:30 PM
There is only one, That would be me. That is probably the nicest name i have collected lately.
Argile April 02, 2013 at 02:46 PM
I love driving drunk! I drive better that way.
Danielle April 02, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Hope he stays in jail!! I can't believe some of these comments it's an absolute disgust that I have to raise my children in the same world as you people.
Stephen Sussman April 02, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Why did they let the passenger take the kid to the mothers when both were in the car with a drunk driver? They should all be arrested for letting him drive and not properly strapping the kid in.

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