(Holbrook, NY)- A Long Island man was arrested Monday morning for driving under the influence of drugs with a child in the car. Police say Benjamin Laudonio was driving a 2015 Acura when he rear-ended a 2004 Ford Pickup truck on the westbound Long Island Expressway, just west of Patchogue-Holbrook Road, at approximately 9:35 a.m. Laudonio had a 14-year-old child in the vehicle. Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol officers assisted the Ronkonkoma Fire Department, who administered Narcan to Laudonio.
Laudonio was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The child was not injured and released into the custody of a family member. The other driver refused medical attention.
Laudonio, 35, of 115 Greenbelt Parkway, was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Impaired by Drugs, Aggravated DWI with a Child Less Than 16 Years Old, Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
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