Cops: Greenport man drove drunk with child in car

Shelter Island Police have arrested a 30-year-old Greenport man on a half-dozen charges, including felony DWI under Leandra’s Law and endangering the welfare of a child, after he was allegedly caught driving drunk Thursday. 

Zachary L. Bowers, 30, was arrested about 8 p.m. Thursday with a 11-year-old child in the vehicle at the time, police said.

He was held overnight and arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court Friday. He remains held in county jail on $10,000 bail.

Mr. Bowers faces an aggravated DWI charge, a felony, because of a prior DWI conviction.

He also faces a charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle; misdemeanor charge of failing to have an interlock device on his vehicle, which would have stopped him from starting his car while drunk; unsafe backing up of the vehicle; failing to wear a seat belt; and having no proper seat belt for the child in the front seat of the vehicle.

Because of his prior DWI conviction, police seized and impounded the vehicle.

He will face further court action at a later date.

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