Nassau County police arrested Kevin Caceres, 25, of Valley Stream, for driving drunk with an infant in his car on April 8 at 2:20 a.m.
Police said they received a call about a 2001 Honda CRV striking a tree on Clearstream Avenue. A witness said that the driver struck a tree, exited the vehicle, grabbed a car seat with a crying baby and fled on foot. After an investigation, detectives found Caceres with bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelling of an alcoholic beverage. He was placed under arrest at 3:50 a.m. and his 9-month-old daughter was transported to a local hospital, where she was released to her mother.
Caceres is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child. He was scheduled to be arraigned on April 8 at the First District Court in Hempstead.