Long Island man accused of DWI crash with infant and toddler inside

April 27, 2014 11:41:42 AM PDT
A Long Island man is under arrest after police say he crashed his pickup truck while drunk with two young children inside.

According to police, Duhaney Duncan, 42, of Huntington Station, was driving a 2005 Dodge pickup westbound on the shoulder of Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station Saturday night at 7:55 p.m. when he struck a Nissan minivan that was parked in front of the Brooklyn Pizza restaurant, at 881 Jericho Turnpike.

Duncan and his two children, ages 1 and 2, who were in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash, were not injured.

Duncan was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated With a Child 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra's Law) and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

The children were released to their mother.

Leandra's Law is named after an 11-year-old girl killed when a woman drunkenly drove a station wagon full of children into a Manhattan highway wreck.