Queens Man Arrested In Inwood Following DWI Accident


The Nassau County Public Information Office reports the arrest of a Jamaica, Queens man for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Leandra’s Law) that occurred in Inwood on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 5:25 p.m.

According to Police, a Fourth Precinct Police Officer on patrol did observe an accident eastbound at the intersection of Sheridan boulevard and Bayswater boulevard in Inwood. The accident involved a blue 2006 BMW four door sedan, which struck a 2003 Chevrolet SUV from behind. Upon interviewing the occupant of the BMW, now known as Andrew A. Thomas, 30, of 17848 145th street, the Officers smelled alcohol emanating from the subject. An investigation revealed that the defendant was operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The defendant was placed into custody without incident. Additionally, the defendant was traveling with a 2-year-old child at the time of the accident. The child was released to her mother after being evaluated by an Inwood Fire Department medic. The two occupants of the Chevrolet were transported to a local area hospital for complaints of back pain.

Defendant Thomas is charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Leandra’s Law)Driving While Intoxicated 1192.3, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and multiple Vehicle and Traffic Violations. The defendant also has an open warrant in New York City. He will be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday, October 9, 2021.

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