Drunk Driving

Car keys and an alcoholic drink (credit: clipart.com)

NTSB Recommends Lowering Legal Limit To Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths

The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood-alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations aimed at reducing alcohol-related highway deaths.

05/14/2013

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DWI Checkpoints Appear Near Yankee Stadium

Some Yankees fans were surprised to find four police DWI checkpoints set up in the vicinity of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx Friday night, snarling traffic as fans tried to make their way home.

04/28/2013

Demonstration of Ignition Interlock Device - File / Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

Bill Seeking To Close Loophole In Leandra’s Law Progresses In State Legislature

The New York state law requires convicted drunk drivers to blow into a device that measures the driver’s blood alcohol level before the car can be started.

04/20/2013

A car plowed into a home in Bellmore, Long Island on Saturday, April 6, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Drunk Driver Plows Into House On Long Island

According to police, Matthew Knee and a passenger were stuck inside the vehicle when Nassau County officers arrived at the scene on Saturday evening.

04/07/2013

Billy and Ashley Streiter were killed back in 2003 on the Garden State Parkway by a drunk driver. Their parents have fought the good fight against drinking and driving ever since. (Photo: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: N.J. Couple Uses Somber Anniversary To Continue Fight Against Drunk Driving

A New Jersey couple is taking action after losing two of their children to a drunk driver exactly 10 years ago. They are taking aim at drunk drivers, and helping their victims.

04/05/2013

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Nassau Cops Gear Up For St. Patrick’s Day DWI Crackdown

Police on Long Island will mark the St. Patrick’s Day holiday looking for those who celebrate too much.

03/15/2013

David Diehl (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

David Diehl Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving After Hitting 2 Parked Cars Last Summer

Giants offensive tackle David Diehl has pleaded guilty to drunk driving. The 10th-year player admitted to driving his BMW into two parked cars on 31st Street in Astoria after attending a soccer match last summer.

02/11/2013

Car keys and an alcoholic drink (credit: clipart.com)

Local Officials Warn Of ‘Show Of Force’ Against Drunk Drivers On Super Bowl Sunday

Somerset officials also cautioned that Super Bowl party hosts could be held liable if a drunk guest injures on kills someone on the road.

02/03/2013

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L.I. Mom Faces Leandra’s Law Drunk Driving Charge After Car Overturns With Daughter Inside

Police say a Long Island woman was drunk when her car drifted off the road, struck a parked vehicle and overturned with her 6-year-old daughter inside.

01/08/2013

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Pair Of Powerful Technologies Could Help Prevent Drunk Driving Deaths

When you get into your car and hit the road, you never know when you might encounter a drunk driver. Now, the inventors of two new car features believe their devices could keep those drivers from ever starting their engines.

01/02/2013

Man with wine at Thanksgiving table (credit: clipart.com)

Sen. Fuschillo Sounds Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Warning: Don’t Drink And Drive

Thanksgiving is a time for celebrations and parties, but before you leave the house to see family and friends, if you plan to drink, you should plan ahead and designate a driver.

11/21/2012

A man undergoes a sobriety test at a drunk driving checkpoint - File / Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Nassau County DA: Week Before Thanksgiving Is Deadly For Motorists

In what is considered a very deadly week on the roadways, the Nassau County District Attorney has put out a warning to motorists.

11/17/2012

Brandon Turner's green Honda Civic (Credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Authorities: 28-Year-Old Man Dies After Plowing Into Yonkers Police Cruiser

Authorities said that they tried to pull Brandon Turner over. He then sped off and collided head-on with a Yonkers police cruiser on South Broadway and Terrace Place in Yonkers, killing him and injuring two officers.

09/22/2012

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DA: Woman Took Responsibility For DWI Crash To Cover For Boyfriend

A young couple allegedly tried to pull a fast one, but prosecutors say they know who was really behind the wheel of a car that slammed into a Long Island house. And apparently it wasn’t the woman they originally arrested.

09/19/2012

Jason Kidd outside the courthouse in Southampton - Sep 12, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Jason Kidd Appears In Long Island Courtroom On DWI Charge

A former star on one area NBA team, now a new player on the other, was in a Long Island courtroom Wednesday morning.

09/12/2012

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