A Riverside man was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child after he was stopped on Flanders Road just after midnight for failing to maintain a lane of travel, according to Southampton Town police.
The vehicle was heading south near Cypress Avenue in Flanders and a traffic stop led to the arrest of Huber Reyes-Chiche, 37. A 16-year-old passenger was also in the vehicle, police said.
The driver was charged with misdemeanor DWI in addition to the endangering the welfare of a child charge. Mr. Reyes-Chiche narrowly missed an automatic felony charge. Leandra’s Law makes it a felony to drive while intoxicated with a child 15 or younger.
He was stopped at 12:11 a.m. Sunday.
He was also issued summonses for traffic violations and was processed at Southampton Town police headquarters for a morning arraignment.