Man sentenced under Leandra’s Law violation

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ALBANY, N.Y. – A 23 year old has been sentenced Thursday
after he drove intoxicated with two children in his vehicle.

Joseph Brennan was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in State Prison
along with a concurrent Prison term of 1 to 3 years.  Brennan pleaded guilty in July to Reckless
Endangerment and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a  Child in the Vehicle.

On March 16, police say Brennan was weaving in and out of
the lane on Western Avenue in Guilderland. 
The Albany man did not pull over and instead, led the pursuing officer
on a chase trhough Crossgates Mall roadways and I-87 North.

Brennan struck another vehicle on Central Avenue, causing
the driver to sustain physical injuries. 

The man then took the two children, both under the age of 4,
and fled on foot around the Northway Mall. 
Police were able to apprehend Brennan, who failed multiple field
sobriety tests and was under the influence of cannabis.

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