Long Island Police Make 2 More Wrong-Way DWI Arrests

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP/WCBS 880/1010 WINS) — Police on Long Island have arrested two drivers in separate incidents for allegeldy driving drunk the wrong way on major highways.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

The arrests are the fourth and fifth incidents of wrong-way driving in a month. Unlike the other incidents, however, neither arrest early Thursday involved accidents or injuries.

The first arrest involved a driver on the Long Island Expressway who was chased for six miles before being stopped in East Yaphank just after midnight.

Chief Michael Sharkey of the Suffolk Sherriffs Department  identified the driver as 43-year-old Timothy Griffin who police say was not far from his home when he was stopped.

About an hour later, another driver was stopped on Sunrise Highway in Shirley.

Off-duty NYPD Officer Andre Menzies was killed in a wrong-way crash on the Northern State Parkway on Nov. 15. A day later, a woman was arrested on the LIE going the wrong way. Last Friday, a college administator crashed eluding a highway roadblock.

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  • The Good Samaritan

    The Public unfortunately you cannot take away their license for life. That is a violation of their civil rights

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

  • Fred

    How many more innocent lives will it take.

  • Gregg

    What the hell is it with all of these drunk drivers ? They should still take away their cars as a penelty !

  • Nick

    Execute them before they get back on the road and kill someone. Than do us the added favor of sterilizing it’s spawns so that the infestation does not spread.

  • Peter

    The problem is that they pay a few thousand dollars in fines, and lawyers fees, and they get a wrist slap, and a 6 month license suspension, then back on the road, and thats if they refuse the breathalyzer.

  • The Public

    Permanent loss of license, please. Now.

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