According to police, 42-year-old Robert Spears struck a vehicle stopped at a traffic light. The defendant was operating a 2019 Dodge Ram while traveling northbound on Hicksville Road and struck a vehicle stopped at William Road. Officers responded to the accident.
A subsequent investigation was conducted and Spears was placed under arrest without incident. The vehicle’s passengers included two children ages 6 and 9. The children were released into the custody of a relative.
Spears is charged with driving while intoxicated, two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated (child under 16) under the Leandra Law and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
He was arraigned on May 23 in Mineola.
-Submitted by the Nassau County Police Department