Carlos F. Ruiz-Mendoza

Nassau County Police

Lawrence, L.I. Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With Woman, Boy In Car

April 29, 2018 - 3:18 pm

LAWRENCE, Long Island, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- A Lawrence, Long Island man was arrested early Sunday for allegedly driving drunk with two other people in the car – including a 13-year-old boy.

Nassau County police said Carlos F. Ruiz-Mendoza, 42, of Lawrence, was headed north on Lawson Boulevard in a 2003 Acura around 2:45 a.m.

He had a woman passenger in the front seat and the 13-year-old boy in the back seat, police said.

Ruiz-Mendoza was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law, endangering the welfare of a child, driving while intoxicated, and several vehicle and traffic law violations, police said.

He was to be arraigned on Sunday at Nassau County First District Court in Hempstead.