Long Island Dad Found Driving With Crack Cocaine, Daughter in Backseat: Police

He was initially pulled over for a defective brake light

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    A 41-year-old Nassau County man was arrested early Sunday morning after police discovered he was allegedly driving with crack cocaine in his possession while his 8-year-old daughter was in the backseat.

    David Kruger of North Bellmore was pulled over on Violet Street in Massapequa at about 2:40 a.m. when a police officer noticed a brake light on his 2001 Nissan was out, according to Nassau County Police.

    The officer saw a clear plastic bag containing what appeared to be crack cocaine protruding from an open pack of cigarettes on the passenger's seat, said Nassau County Police. Kruger's daughter was seated in the back.

    Kruger was arrested and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child and operating a vehicle with defective brake lights. He was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead Sunday.

    Attorney information was not immediately available, and a number was not listed for Kruger in Nassau County.

    His daughter was unharmed and released to the custody of her mother.