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Cops: Sag Harbor Man Drove Drunk With 3 Kids

Charged with felony under Leandra's Law.

A 33-year-old Sag Harbor man caught driving drunk Wednesday night had three kids with him, according to police.

Southampton Town police said Miguel Saldivar was driving north on Sag Harbor Turnpike when he was pulled over for speeding. That is when police say they found Saldivar was intoxicated, with two 10-year-olds and a 13-year-old in the vehicle.

The children were released to family members and Child Protective Services was notified, police said.

Saldivar was arrested at 8:14 p.m. and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger less than 16 years old. The charge is a felony under New York State's Leandra's Law, which increases DWI penalties when children are among the passengers. Saldivar was additionally charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, and speeding, a traffic infraction.

Police held Saldivar overnight Wednesday for arraignment Thursday morning at Southampton Town Justice Court.

Twinkles February 14, 2013 at 11:28 AM
Minor Clarification: Miguel Saldivar is not a ''Sag Harbor Man''. Journalism requires that you find out whether its El Salvador, Mexico or Ecuador et. al. Must have been a spectacular night for the 10 year olds and the 13 year old who watched this ''Sag Harbor Man'' cuffed and stuffed in the dark cold. Can you please repeat after me - "this is the new normal and I voted for it"
Mary Beth February 14, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Do you know him personally, Twinkles? If he lives in Sag Harbor, then he is a "Sag Harbor Man". The point your trying to make is clear, but you provide no facts to back up your statement, instead you base your assertions solely on name. It may turn out that you are correct, but why not hold back your bs until then?
kbcb February 14, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Twinkles, I woke up this am thinking it was 2013. I read your post and now believe I may be wrong. Is it 1813? I'm so confused.
GOLD FINGER February 14, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Hate is alive and well on the east end. Lets all try to be more tolerant and love thy neighbor no matter his or her skin color. Amen

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