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Massapequa Park Teen in Leandra's Law Arrest

Accused driving while impaired by drugs with younger teens in the car.

A Massapequa Park teen, who cops said was driving under the influence of drugs, with younger teens in the car has been arrested under Leandra's Law, police said.

 Joseph Barrera, 19, was driving east on Fulton Street in Massapequa Park, when he allegedly ran a stop sign at Roosevelt Avenue. 

Police stopped Barrera's car and police said the driver showed signs of possible drug use. Police said they recovered a glass pipe containing marijuana, and placed him under arrest.

Barrera was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law, which makes it a felony to drive while intoxicated if there are passengers 15 or younger in the car. Police said Barrera had a 15 year-old boy who was in the car, as well as an 18-year-old passenger.

Both passengers were released to their parents and were not charged, cops said.

Barrera also faces charges of driving with ability impaired by drugs, criminal possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a mionor.

Franken Harpo February 11, 2013 at 04:29 PM
I believe the Nassau County Police Department. I am glad they impounded the Audi, too! Keep up the good work. Thank you!
Mikey 2 times February 12, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Little dick Blair. I have evidence that proves your a chode.
jean g February 13, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Kristen I agree and I also get frustrated about how a lot of blame is automatically thrown on the parents. Drugs and underage drinking has always been a teenage issue but it is so much worse now with all the drugs available. I don't know what the answer is but something must be done
Dick Blair February 13, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Success has many parents, failure is an orphan.
Dick Blair February 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Throw away the key.

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