HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The Suffolk County District Attorney said Wednesday that it’s becoming a big problem throughout the county – people driving drunk or high on drugs, hitting someone and then fleeing the scene.
“It’s becoming an epidemic. People are not stopping. They won’t consider that a person may need help,” D.A. Thomas Spota said.
Now, he wants tougher laws to deal with the problem.
Spota talked about the case against Joseph Plummer, the 48-year-old accused of running down a man who was walking across the street to attend his 50th birthday party, killing him, then leaving the scene.