New Jersey man arrested under Leandra’s Law in Clifton Park

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The New York State Police arrested a New Jersey man for alleged driving while intoxicated with two young children in the vehicle.

Around 6:50 p.m. Sunday, troopers responded to I-87 in Clifton Park for a report of a vehicle driving erratically. Police found the vehicle at a gas station off the interstate and interviewed the operator identified as 40-year-old Carmine Luizza.

Police claim a strong odor of alcohol was detected from his breath. Following field sobriety tests, police said Luizza was arrested for DWI. There were also two children, both under the age of 16, in the vehicle at the time, according to NYSP.

Luizza was taken to the station where he blew a breath sample of .09 percent BAC.

He was charged with felony Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Less than 16 in the vehicle. He was processed and released to a third party and ordered to appear in court at a later date.

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