Drunk Father Drives Kids 30 Blocks On Rockaway Beach Board Walk
Rockaway Beach Boardwalk. (Photo: Goldfield for the New York Daily News)
A drunken Queens dad cruised his car 30 blocks down the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk - with six kids in the back, prosecutors said Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News.
Renato Bernal, 41, had 1-1/2 times the legal alcohol limit when he almost hit a man on the pedestrian-only beach strip, then zoomed off Tuesday.
"That was pretty bold," said neighbor Marguerite Young, 33. "He could have hit anybody walking."
TheRichmond Hillman was charged under the state'sLeandra's Law, which makes it a felony to drive drunk with children in a car. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.
"It's a miracle that no one was injured or killed," saidQueens District Attorney Richard Brown. Among the six kids in the car were Bernal's two daughters, 16 and 14. There were also two 7-year-old nephews.