NYS Troopers Make Leandra's Law Arrest

August 27, 2012 Updated Aug 27, 2012 at 10:26 AM EDT

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NYS Troopers Make Leandra's Law Arrest

August 27, 2012 Updated Aug 27, 2012 at 10:26 AM EDT

BATAVIA, NY (WKBW/Release) - On August 28th, 2012, the Batavia-based State Police arrested Walter B. Hale, 34, of Oakfield, following a routine traffic stop on State Route 63 in the town of Oakfield. He was found to have been drinking and failed standardized field sobriety tests.

Three young children were in the car with him when he was stopped. The children were left with another family member and he was transported to SP Batavia where he provided a breath sample which indicated a .09% Blood alcohol concentration.

After consultation with the Genesee County District Attorney's office, Mr. Hale was charged with three felony counts of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a child in the car (Leandra's Law), as well as an additional charge of Driving While Intoxicated with a previous DWI conviction within the previous 10 years (felony).

He was arraigned in the town of Oakfield and remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $5000 cash bail, to re-appear on 8/30/2012

Note: Leandra's Law- driving while intoxicated (.08 blood alcohol content or more) or impaired by drugs while a child younger than 16 years old is in the vehicle