Man Charged Under Leandra’s Law in Huntington Crash

Suffolk police arrested a Huntington man Friday on charges of driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law after he was involved in a crash  with his 13-year-old nephew in his vehicle.

Gene Hamid was driving a 1994 Dodge Dakota north on Clinton Avenue when the vehicle crashed into a 2019 Jeep Cherokee  eastbound on Gerard Street at approximately 3:50 p.m.  Two of the four occupants of the Jeep sustained minor injuries, and were transported to Huntington Hospital.

Hamid and his nephew were not injured. Hamid was arrested at the scene at approximately 4:45 p.m. The 13-year-old was released to the custody of a family member. The Dodge Dakota was impounded.

Second Squad detectives charged Hamid, 60, with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger (Leandra’s Law), and endangering the welfare of a child. Hamid is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Saturday.

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