8-Year-Old In MV Crash Grandfather Charged With DWI
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8:07PM


Suffolk County Police yesterday arrested a man for Driving While Intoxicated under Leandra’s Law after he was involved in a 2-car crash with his 8-year-old granddaughter in the vehicle. 

Steven Casiano was driving a 2018 Toyota Camry eastbound on Horseblock Road in Farmingville when he crashed into a 2016 Nissan Altima that was travelling eastbound at approximately 9:40 p.m. The driver of the Altima, a 24-year-old man, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with minor injuries. Casiano and his granddaughter were not injured.

Casiano, 52, of  Holtsville, was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. 

The 8-year-old was released to her mother at the scene. 

Casiano will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip.

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