39-Year-Old Danbury Man Charged With Leandra's Law

Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports the arrest of a Danbury, CT man for Felony Driving While Intoxicated in violation of "Leandra's Law," which elevates Driving While Intoxicated to a felony when the vehicle contains children under the age of fifteen.

On July 2, 2023, at approximately 12:30 am, Deputies observed a vehicle traveling in the wrong traffic lane on Danbury Road in the Town of Southeast. A traffic stop was made, and the driver was observed to be intoxicated and subsequently failed numerous field sobriety tests. Also in the vehicle were 19-year-old and 12-year-old males who were later turned over to a relative. Deputies arrested 35-year-old Segundo Castro Rodriguez for Driving While Intoxicated and numerous vehicle and traffic violations.

He was arraigned before Judge Folchetti in the Town of Southeast Court and was released on his own recognizance to appear at a future court date.