Riverhead woman arrested under Leandra’s Law

12/16/2014 10:06 AM |

A Riverhead woman driving with three children in her vehicle was arrested under Leandra’s Law Monday night after a traffic stop downtown, New York State Police said.

Serina V. Jackson, 36, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after failing a field sobriety test, police said. 

Ms. Jackson was pulled over on East Main Street for a traffic violation, police said. The children in the car ranged from 10 to 14 years old, police said. After failing a field sobriety test, Ms. Jackson was transported to the State Police Barracks in Riverside, where she submitted to a chemical test, police said.

She was subsequently charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in addition to the DWI. She was held for a morning arraignment in Riverhead Town Court and the children were turned over to their grandmother, police said.

Leandra’s Law makes it a felony to drive drunk with a child 15 or younger in the car.