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Drunk Driving Dad Crashes Into Boulder With Three Young Children in SUV: Police

A New York man is facing charges after police say he was driving drunk when he crashed his vehicle with three children inside.

The incident happened a little after 7 p.m., off of Townline Road in Long Island. According to police, 33-year-old Ryan McDonald veered off the roadway while driving a 2019 Nissan Pathfinder on August 17, and ended up crashing into a large boulder.

Patch reports that McDonald had three young children in the vehicle’s backseat at the time of the crash. According to police, the children were all under six years of age, with the youngest being a 6-month-old baby.

Police said the children were uninjured and subsequently released into their mother’s care after a medical checkup, following the accident. McDonald, who was suspected of drunk driving, was arrested after a medical checkup.

PIX 11 reports that McDonald is facing charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, driving while ability impaired by drugs, and endangering the welfare of a child.

McDonald is scheduled to appear for an arraignment Thursday at the First District Court in Central Islip.

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