Man charged with violating Leandra's Law

The News Leader

May 21, 2011 11:23:52 AM PDT
A Westchester man is charged with violating New York's Leandra's Law.

Thomas Burke, of Yorktown Heights, was pulled over by a State Trooper on the New York State Thruway Friday afternoon for allegedly traveling 84 miles an hour in a 65mph zone.

Police say Burke, 48, was also driving with a blood alcohol level of .12 percent with his 13 year old son in the car and was arrested at the scene.

The suspect was released into the custody of a family member, but is due in court on June 1.

If convicted with violating Leandra's Law, he faces up to four years in prison.