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L.I. man arrested for driving intoxicated with child in vehicle: police

Posted: 6:53 AM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 06:53:51-05
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PLAINVIEW, L.I. — A Long Island man is facing multiple charges after driving intoxicated with his young child in the vehicle on Thursday, according to police.

Authorities said officers responded to a 911 call at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library in Plainview around 5:20 p.m. and found Emisael Villatoro, 41, driving in an intoxicated condition.

After a subsequent investigation, Villatoro, of Westbury, was arrested without incident, police said.

The man's 6-year-old daughter was a passenger in his vehicle and was released into the custody of her mother, officials said.

Villatoro now faces charges including driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child under 16 in the vehicle, under the Leandra Law, and endangering the welfare of a child.