New York police have arrested a man and accused him of driving drunk while carrying four children as passengers, eventually crashing his SUV into a parked car, as reported by NBC 4.
George Campbell, 26, was picked up early Sunday after he allegedly rammed his vehicle into a parked car sitting in a residential driveway after careening through several suburban lawns. Authorities have indicated that his girlfriend was in the car, along with her four children, ages 16, 10, 7 and 3.
Investigators have also noted that Campbell fled the scene, terrified children in tow. He was finally pulled over when an officer noticed that he was driving with flat tires.
Due to the litany of alleged crimes, the Campbell is facing a number of charges, including aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, driving while ability impaired, driving without a license, leaving the scene of a crash and four counts of child endangerment.
In New York, the charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger is known as “Leandra’s Law,” named after 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, who was killed in 2009 when her friend’s mother drunkenly crashed the car she was driving on a busy highway.
A conviction of driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more with a passenger under 15 years of age could carry a prison sentence of up to four years, as reported by the New York Daily News.
It has not been revealed if Campbell has obtained legal counsel.
[Featured Image: Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department]