Nassau County Highway Patrol Officers pulled over a high-speed drunk driver who had been swerving through traffic on the Long Island Expressway and found the man's infant son on board, cops said.
Police charged Courtney Lowery, 31, of Brooklyn, with a battery of crimes after pulling him over on the westbound LIE at 2 a.m. Friday in Old Westbury.
Police said Lowery was operating a 2003 BMW when they clocked him swerving in traffic at speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour. After stopping him, police determined Lowery was drunk. In the car was a 28-year-old woman and the defendant’s 7-month-old son, according to police.
The woman and child were unharmed and released. Lowery was arrested and his BMW impounded, police said.
Lowery was charged with felony counts of reckless endangerment, DWI, aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law), reckless driving, endangering the welfare of a child and a variety of vehicle and traffic violations.
He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead later Friday.
On Friday, law enforcement officials in Nassau County were planning an announcement about increased DWI enforcement efforts during the Memorial Day Weekend.
Holiday weekends have been notorious on Long Island for terrible car wrecks.
In 2010, a on the left one man dead and his friend, , accused of murder. Cruz was charged in September, 2010, with drunk driving after he drove for 12 miles the wrong way on the LIE, reaching speeds of 112 miles per hour, law enforcement officials said.