Lawmaker wants to take New York’s ‘Leandra’s Law’ national

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A Long Island politician is working to bring the tenets of Leandra’s Law to the rest of the country.

New York Representative Kathleen Rice of Garden City says she is introducing legislation to set additional penalties against drunk drivers with child passengers.

The Prevent Impaired Driving Child Endangerment Act is modeled after Leandra’s Law and will subject violators to up to four years in prison.

Leandra’s Law makes it a felony for motorists in New York to drive drunk or impaired by drugs with a child under the age of 16 in the car.

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