A Commack man was driving with his 19-month-old daughter in the car while he was high on drugs on Monday, when he crashed the car into a hot dog truck, Suffolk police said.
Stanley Battle, 32, was arrested and charged with aggravated driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol with a child passenger 15 years old or younger, which is Leandra’s Law; driving while ability impaired by drugs; endangering the welfare of a child; first-degree criminal contempt; and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Police said Battle was driving a 2005 Mercedes Benz with his daughter as a passenger at around 3:50 p.m., when his car veered off the road and crashed into a hot dog truck parked on the shoulder of Sunrise Highway North Service Road, west of Station Road, in North Bellport, police said.
Battle’s daughter was brought to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment and was released, police said. Battle was not injured.
The Mercedes was impounded and the investigation is continuing, police said.
Bail was held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court on Tuesday