Push for DWI with kids felony charge grows

Some of Long Island?s elected officials are lobbying for harsher punishments for people who drive drunk with children in tow.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice joined state Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick) Friday in calling for Gov. David Paterson to pass Leandra?s Law.

The law is named for an 11-year-old girl killed when the car she was riding in crashed on the Henry Hudson Parkway in October. The woman driving Leandra Rosado and six of her friends was allegedly drunk.

Leandra?s Law would make it a felony to drive drunk with kids under 16 in the car.

To see the statement from Leandra Rosado's father, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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