Crash Leads To Leandra’s Law Felony Charge
New York State Police have announced the arrest of 36-year-old Ralph A. Filipowicz on a felony charge of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child, also known as Leandra's Law.
State Police investigated a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon on Albany Post Road at the intersection with Mill Road in Rhinebeck which led to the arrest of the Marlbetown, NY resident. The Troopers allege that Filipowicz was driving while intoxicated and had a passenger under the age of fifteen-years-old at the time.
Filipowicz was treated at Mid-Hudson Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained in the crash and upon release on Thursday, was arraigned in the Hyde Park Court. He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Rhinebeck Court on January 4, 2018.