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Police: Shelter Island Man Drove Drunk With 3-Year-Old Son in Car

Southold Town Police arrest Raymond Sanwald under Leandra’s Law Monday night.

The following information was supplied by the Southold Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

Raymond L. Sanwald, 33, of Shelter Island, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law on Oct. 15 at 5:05 p.m., after police stopped him on Route 48 in Southold for speeding and obstructed view while he drove a 2002 Dodge with his 3-year-old son in a child seat in the back of the vehicle, police said. Sanwald was found to be intoxicated and was arrested and transported to Southold Town Police headquarters in Peconic where he was held overnight to await arraignment.

Passed in 2009, Leandra’s Law is a New York State law making drunk driving with a person age 15 or younger inside the vehicle an automatic felony.

BOB PALADIN October 18, 2012 at 12:41 PM
why not set up a billboard on 48 with his picture and others like this...public scrutiny and shame will help deter these idiots
BOB PALADIN October 18, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Alisa Siegell, 43, of Laurel, last weeks bid for infamy post them ALL kids are more important than these drunks.. also get CPS involved
Michael Tehan October 18, 2012 at 11:42 PM
That is a stupid comment. Read the disclaimer at the top of the article. These are accusations not facts, he has not been convicted of anything, only accused. Your the Idiot.
BOB PALADIN October 19, 2012 at 12:21 AM
then we post the accused names. idiots risk their kids for a pop of booze. cops don't arrest you for being sober. wake up and have some coffee or maybe just put the bottle down.. i am sick and tired of the 'excuse ' people 'i have a disease people' get some will power join a 12 step go to a church or synagogue get a life and don't damage kids.....

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