Jairo Penate-Cruz, of Massapequa, charged with DWI with 15-year-old son in car

A father from Massapequa is accused of driving drunk with his 15-year-old son in the car. Police say Jairo Penate-Cruz went through a red light

Police say Jairo Penate-Cruz went through a red

Police say Jairo Penate-Cruz went through a red light at Broadway Avenue and Oak Street in Amityville at around 4:10 a.m. (Credit: News 12)

CENTRAL ISLIP - A father from Massapequa is accused of driving drunk with his 15-year-old son in the car.

Police say Jairo Penate-Cruz went through a red light at Broadway Avenue and Oak Street in Amityville at around 4:10 a.m.

Penate-Cruz was charged with violating Leandra’s Law, driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child.

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