Teen charged with DWAI with other teens in car

Published Oct 23, 2018 at 4:00pm

A 19-year-old is accused of driving under the influence of drugs with two younger teenagers in his vehicle.

Police said Joel Gualandi, of 218 Henry St., was pulled over in the 300 block of Erie Blvd. West at about 9 p.m. Friday. Police said Gualandi was driving under the influence of a drug, with a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy in his vehicle.

Gualandi is charged with one count each of driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana, and two counts each of aggravated driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

He is scheduled to appear in City Court.