Though Governor Paterson signed the nation's toughest DWI bill into law this week, making it a felony to drive drunk with a passenger under age 15, it won't apply to one man who allegedly broke it yesterday. Suffolk County police arrested Ivan Llaghza for DWI and endangering the welfare of a child, because his 5-year-old daughter was also in the car—and not in a car seat, as required by law. The Daily News notes the new law "doesn't take effect until next month," adding that Llaghza's daughter "survived two brushes with death" before—her birth weight was 1.5 pounds and "when she was just 3 months old, she was almost killed by loss of oxygen during an apnea attack."
Leandra's Law Won't Apply To DWI Suspect With Kid In Car
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