Leandra's Law goes into effect Friday

A law aimed at stopping people from drunken driving with children in the car goes into effect Friday.

Leandra's Law raises the charge from misdemeanor to a felony for anyone caught driving drunk with a child in tow. In the case of death or injury, penalties can go as high as 25 years in prison.

The law is named for 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, who was killed two months ago in a crash while riding in the car of a family friend. Police say the driver was intoxicated.

For video from the Leandra's Law news conference, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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