A Niagara Falls man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law early Sunday morning after committing multiple driving violations while an improperly restrained 4-year-old was in his vehicle, City of Tonawanda police said.
Steven Law, 28, was pulled over on Seymour Street shortly before 2:30 a.m. Sunday after being clocked by officers as driving 48 mph in a 30 mph zone. Officers said they also watched Law stop at a red light, look both ways and drive through the red light at Seymour and Broad streets. A 4-year-old child was in the backseat, not properly restrained, officers said.
Law told officers, "I wasn't drinking." He was placed under arrest and blew a 0.16 blood alcohol level at the police station.
Law was charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child under 16 in the vehicle. Leandra's Law makes it an automatic felony on the first offense to drive drunk with a person age 15 or younger inside the vehicle, and setting the blood alcohol content, or BAC, at 0.08.
Law also was charged with endangering welfare of a child, driving while intoxicated operating a vehicle over .08 and four traffic charges. He was held on $750 bail.
A family member picked up the 4-year-old at the police station.