Driver Who Hit And Killed Pedestrian In Copiague Had 30 License Suspensions, Police Say

COPIAGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A driver who hit and killed a pedestrian in Copiague on Thursday night had 30 license suspensions, police said.

Richard Turner, 36, of Massapequa, was driving east on the Sunrise Highway near Bayview Avenue around 6:30 p.m. when he struck 38-year-old Fausto Rodriguez, authorities said.

Rodriguez was taken to Good Samaritan Memorial Hospital Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation revealed Turner had 30 license suspensions and he was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.


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  1. This is why “suspending” the license is meaningless. What needs to happen is CONFISCATION of the VEHICLE.

    If I had a CCW permit and committed a gun crime, would they “suspend” my permit but let me keep the weapon? NO

    But maybe some anti-2nd whacko will tell us you’re less dead if you’re killed by a car since cars have “other purposes.”

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