Long Island father arrested for letting 13-year-old daughter drive car with 3-year-old in back seat

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HUNTINGTON STATION, L.I. — A man was arrested after he allowed his 13-year-old daughter to drive with a 3-year-old child in the backseat, police said.

Alejandro Noriega, 45, was arrested after he let his 13-year-old daughter drive a car.

Police observed a car driving erratically while traveling north on Oakwood Road in Huntington Station Saturday around 6:30 p.m.

When they stopped the car, they found the girl behind the wheel with her father, Alejandro Noriega, 45, in the front passenger seat, police said.

Police also found a toddler in a child safety seat in the back seat of the car. According to authorties, Noriega was babysitting the 3-year-old.

Noriega was taken into custody and charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and was issued a summons for Permitting Unlicensed Operation.

Both children were released to their mothers.