Cops: Sobriety Checkpoint Nabs 10, Including Man With Baby

Marvin Whitfield, of Huntington, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child during a sobriety checkpoint in Huntington Station. 

Marvin Whitfield, of Huntington, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child during a sobriety checkpoint in Huntington Station. 

By Carl Corry

ccorry@longislandergroup.com

The Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol Bureau arrested 10 people during an overnight sobriety checkpoint in Huntington Station, including one person with a 7-month-old child in his vehicle.

The operation, conducted between 11:08 p.m Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday on Route 110 at Church Street, was aimed at curbing injuries and fatalities associated with driving while ability impaired by alcohol and drugs, particularly ahead of the upcoming Labor Day Holiday weekend.  

A total of 625 vehicles went through the checkpoint. One of those arrested, Marvin Whitfield, 36, of Huntington, was charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated after being stopped for traffic violations with a 7-month-old female child in his vehicle. Whitfield was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

The 10 charged individuals, including Whitfield, will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Aug.  22