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Man arrested for DWI with baby in the car: police

Posted at 1:11 PM, Apr 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-08 14:04:38-04

VALLEY STREAM, L.I. — A man was arrested after he drove intoxicated with a baby in the car on Long Island early Sunday.

Kevin Caceres, 25, was arrested after driving intoxicated with a child in the car.

Police received a call around 2:20 a.m. about a vehicle striking a tree on Clearstream Avenue in Valley Stream.

According to police, a witness told authorities a Honda CRV struck a tree, and the driver exited the vehicle and grabbed a car seat with a crying baby and fled on foot.

Officers later found Kevin Caceres, 25, with bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol coming from his breath, said police.

He was taken into custody while his 9-month-old daughter was taken to the hospital for precaution and was released to her mother.

Caceres is charged with aggravated driving intoxicated-Leandra’s Law, driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child.