SAYVILLE, N.Y. — Authorities say the owner of a limousine service was driving drunk while taking a family home from a New York City airport.

Suffolk County police say 64-year-old Michael Winn was returning from Kennedy Airport on Tuesday night. As he approached the scene of an unrelated crash in Sayville, on Long Island, he was told to stop after allegedly driving erratically.

Police say he fled, but was stopped over a half mile away.

His passengers included a toddler, the child’s parents and grandparents.

Winn is the owner of East Islip (EYE’-slihp) based Crossroads Limo Service. He pleaded not guilty to charges including driving while intoxicated and child endangerment.

Bond was set at $15,000. His lawyer said he was awaiting the results of blood tests before commenting on the charges.

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