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UPDATE: Child transported to GGH after drunk driving crash in Seneca Falls (photos)

Police say a Romulus man was charged with DWI under Leandra’s Law after a crash in Seneca Falls resulted in the driver’s 1-year-old daughter being sent to Geneva General Hospital with minor injuries.

On Wednesday at approximately 9:09 p.m. the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Leonard R. Carlsen, 28, of Romulus on multiple charges after a crash on Kingdom Road.

Carlsen was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated — Leandra’s Law, a felony — aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated, improper child restraint for a child less than 4-years-old, unsafe lane change, failure to keep right, inadequate brakes, speed not reasonable, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Photo by Pete Palmeri.

Police say that Carlsen was operating his vehicle on Kingdom Road when he lost control of the vehicle, which resulted in it leaving the roadway. As result it struck a mailbox, fire hydrant, utility pole and concrete barrier.

The force of the impact snapped the pole in half causing a power outage in the area, and the road to be closed as the pole was blocking both lanes of travel, according to police.

Carlsen’s daughter was transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance for minor injuries. Meanwhile, Carlsen was arraigned in Seneca Falls Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facilitiy in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 secured bond.

Seneca Falls Police were assisted the scene by the Seneca County Sheriffs Office, Seneca Falls Fire Department, NYSEG, Verizon and Seneca Falls Town Highway and Water Dept.

Carlsen’s vehicle was towed from the scene, which sustained extensive damage.

Police say he was uninjured in the wreck.

Photo by Pete Palmeri.

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