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Cops: Man Driving Drunk With Toddler Charged After Speonk Crash

Timothy J. Shaw of Rocky Point struck a utility pole head-on.

A 34-year-old Rocky Point man was charged with a felony under Leandra’s Law on Friday after Southampton Town police said he struck a utility pole in Speonk head-on — his two-year-old was in the car.

According to police, Timothy Shaw, who had a prior DWI conviction, was slapped with a second felony for DWI, as well as with charges of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeano; open alcohol in a motor vehicle and several other traffic violations.

Police said witnesses saw Shaw driving at a high speed down on Montuak Highway, failing to navigate a turn causing him to strike an emankment, become airborne, clearing a four foot residential fence and then striking a utility pole head on, breaking it. His 2001 Subaru Forrester then came to a rest in the back yard of a residence.

Shaw nor his child appeared to be injured, however, the two-year-old was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for observation and child protective services was called.

Shaw's car was impounded.

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leslie December 28, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Well here we go again!!!This person, No " second or third chances" no trial, automatic jail time I mean about a month worth of jail time even more , Red flag ALL INS companies, Red flag DMV in all states so he never gets a car again"legally". anyone who loans him a car thier car gets taken away.....He abused it so he LOOSES it!!!!!! Save the tax payer money NO TRIAL NO SECOND OR THIRD CHANCES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Toni December 29, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Only a month in jail? .... This guy needs to be put away for a while, n to be drinking AS urbdriving is an even bigger blatant disregard for human life... His, his babys and everyone else
justbreath December 29, 2012 at 06:10 AM
you should have seen the mother in the SUV driving each way, OVER THE SPEED LIMIT, AND THERE WERE PEOPLE WORKING ON THE WIRES AND POLES!!! THEN SHE CAME BACK THE OTHER WAY, OBLIVIOUS TO HOW STUPID SHE WAS THE FIRST TIME, AND EVEN DUMBER THE SECOND TIME!!!
Rich December 29, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Wrong this will be his 3rd dwi. This guy is out of control and should never drive again. Tim needs to go away for 2-3
mmmm January 01, 2013 at 08:16 PM
what's this about the "mother"? I am the toddler's mother. I never drove past it.

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