MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Prosecutors were reviewing at least 13 new drunken driving arrests by a Long Island highway patrol officer who they say was previously disciplined for making similar charges without probable cause.
Lynch was assigned to desk duty in 2005 after the DA’s office said its investigation found he was stopping cars without reasonable cause in order to catch drunken drivers.
He was restored to regular duty in 2008 after the DA found there wasn’t sufficient evidence to prosecute him.
It was not immediately clear if Lynch had a lawyer.
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