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Man Arrested for Leandra’s Law Following Motor Vehicle Crash

Yesterday, Suffolk County Police arrested a man for driving while ability impaired by drugs with a child in his vehicle after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash in Huntington Station in the afternoon.

Suffolk County Police Patrol units responded to 911 calls of a person driving a white Honda erratically in the Huntington Station area. A short time later, police arrived at a two-vehicle crash between the Honda and a 1999 Dodge Pickup Truck at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Longfellow Road at approximately 2:50 p.m.

After an investigation, police determined the driver of a 2015 Honda Accord, Mathew Moscowitch, was operating a vehicle while his ability was impaired by drugs. There was a five-year-old boy in the back seat at the time of the crash.

Victoria Nathan, 49, of Kings Park, a passenger in the pickup truck, and the boy were transported to Huntington Hospital via Huntington Community First Aid Squad with non-life-threatening injuries.

Moscowitch, 33, of Staten Island, was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. He will be held overnight at the 2nd Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 26.

The investigation is continuing.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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