The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Rochester man for violating Leandra’s Law.
At 2:11 am, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a call of a suspicious vehicle along State Route 31 in the Town of Albion.
Upon arrival, deputies say they discovered a vehicle along the east bound lane of traffic facing west.
The driver was identified as Domenic A. Mineccia, 36, of Rochester. Deputies say they discovered a 3 year old male in the back seat, as well as an open container of alcohol.
Mineccia was scheduled to appear in court later on Wednesday for charges of tampering with evidence and endangering the welfare of a child in the death of his girlfriend.
Mineccia was allegedly doing heroin with Nicole Grana on Christmas Eve 2015 when he found her dead in the bathtub. He then drove her body around before calling police.
Mineccia failed field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for felony aggravated driving while intoxicated by drugs, driving while ability impaired by drugs, consumption of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle, parking on a highway, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Mineccia was arraigned in the Town of Albion court and remanded to the custody of the sheriff in lieu of $1,000 bail. He is scheduled to reappear on September 7 for these charges, and to appear in the Monroe County Court for the previous charges on September 14.
An attorney stated that Mineccia moved to Florida three weeks ago, but was in Rochester for his court case. the child in the car with him was Grana’s son.
The Orleans County Sheriff’s office has referred this case to Child Protective Services for further investigation as well.