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New Jersey Man Charged Under Leandra's Law

New Jersey Man Charged Under Leandra's Law
Jose Antonio Pichazaca Guaman, age 27, of Irvington, NJ, pled guilty on February 24 to Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child. 

District Attorney, Thomas P. Zugibe said he had been driving in Spring Valley at 5:44 a.m.  Nov. 3, 2013, while intoxicated, with a child in the vehicle. 

According to the Child Passenger Protection Act:

  • First-time offenders driving while intoxicated (.08 blood alcohol content or more) or impaired by drugs while a child younger than 16 years old is in the vehicle may be charged with a Class E felony punishable by up to four years in state prison.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 5, 2014 before the Honorable Charles Apotheker, County Court Judge.

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