ALERT CENTER: Man accused of driving high on drugs with child in Bellport

Police say Harry Penny was found to be unconscious in the driver’s seat of the vehicle with his 1-year-old son in the backseat.

News 12 Staff

Aug 18, 2022, 9:20 AM

Updated 649 days ago

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Police say a Mastic man has been arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs with his 1-year-old child in the vehicle in Bellport.
According to police, a 911 caller reported an unresponsive man in the driver’s seat of a parked car, which was idling in the middle of the roadway, with a screaming infant in the vehicle at 7:33 p.m. 
Upon arrival of EMS personnel, Harry Penny was found to be unconscious in the driver’s seat of the vehicle with his son in the backseat. 
Officers at the scene determined that Penny had been operating the vehicle under the influence of drugs and he was placed under arrest.
Penny was transported to the hospital where he was treated and released. The child was released to a family member at the hospital.
Penny, 25, of Mastic, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child under Leandra’s Law, driving while ability impaired by drugs, and endangering the welfare of a child.  


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