Elmira man charged after driving drunk with kids in the car

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An Elmira man is facing several charges after police say he was driving while intoxicated with minors in the car.

Elmira Police say 33-year-old Derek Ruth of Elmira is charged with Aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law violation), Aggravated DWI for driving with a BAC greater than .18 percent, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child after being stopped on Harmon St. on Sunday night around 8:30.

Police say Ruth exited the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop and denied being the driver.

EPD says the two minors were released to an adult female who was also the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop.

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