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Passengers included a 22-month-old boy and the child's parents and grandparents
He is charged with driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child
Police say they tried to pull him over because he was driving erratically, but he kept going for half a mile before stopping
The owner of a limousine service was drunk behind the wheel and had two bottles of vodka in the front seat while taking a family of three generations home to Long Island from John F. Kennedy International Airport, authorities allege.
Suffolk County police say 64-year-old Michael Winn picked up five passengers at JFK Tuesday night. As he slowed down at the scene of a crash on the Sunrise Highway in Sayville, police told him to pull over because he allegedly had been driving erratically.
Instead, Winn kept driving before pulling over a half mile away, authorities said.
The passengers included a 22-month-old boy and the child's parents and grandparents. Prosecutors say he had two bottles of vodka in the front seat.
The charges against Winn, the owner of East Islip-based Crossroads Limo Service, include driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child.
Winn pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday. His attorney says he expects to post bail later in the afternoon.
Winn owns the Crossroads Limo Service, which he started in 2011 and operates out of his home. His family declined comment at court.