A Manhattan man is facing multiple charges after police say he was driving drunk with two children in the car.

New York State Police say they discovered a disabled vehicle on I-87 in the town of New Paltz at approximately 10:00pm on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Troopers say they determined that the driver, identified as 45-year-old Eric J. Ramos of New York, New York, appeared to be intoxicated.  They say he also had a suspended license and had two 13-year-old children in the car.

The NYSP says that the children were given a ride to the station and turned over to a family member.

Ramos was taken into custody and brought the to the State Police barracks in Kingston where it was determined that his blood alcohol content was allegedly .18%.  New York's state's limit is .08%, rendering a BAC of .18% more than twice the legal limit.  He was then charged with the following:

  • Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor)
  • Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor)
  • Two Counts of Driving While Intoxicated with a Child in the Vehicle (Class E felony, Leandra's Law)

Leandra's Law makes it a felony to drive while intoxicated with a child in the car.

Ramos was released to a sober third party and issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Esopus Court on March 1, 2022.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based on information received from the New York State Police.  All arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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