A Riverhead man was charged with felony DWI after a crash on Main Road in Riverhead Friday evening, with a 7-month-old child in his vehicle, according to Riverhead Town Police.
Police said Phillip Majeski, 40, was charged under Leandra’s Law, which makes it a felony to drive drunk with a child passenger.
Majeski was operating a Chevrolet pick-up truck on Main Road near County Road 105 at about 6:10 p.m. yesterday when he was involved in a crash with a Jeep Cherokee eastbound on Main Road, according to a police press release issued early this morning.
After an investigation, police determined Majeski to be intoxicated, according to the release.
Majeski was charged with DWI under Leandra’s Law and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, police said.
Police did not report any other injuries resulting from the crash.
Leandra’s Law took effect in November 2009. It is named for Leandra Rosado of the Bronx, an 11-year-old killed in October 2009 when a car driven by a drunk family friend crashed on the Henry Hudson Parkway.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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