Drunk Driving

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Added Sobriety Checkpoints Across Tri-State Area Could Cost Drunk Drivers

Law enforcement agencies across the country this holiday weekend are beefing up patrols. In the Tri-State Area, that means added roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints set up by local and state police.


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Labor Day Weekend Means Record-High Gas Prices, Sobriety Checkpoints

Tri-State Area residents on the move this holiday weekend are paying for it, with record-high Labor Day weekend gas prices. And for those that are deciding to break the law, they’re really paying for it.


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Police Cracking Down On Drunken Driving, Boating For Labor Day Weekend

Police are trying to keep the roads and waterways safe for Long Islanders this Labor Day weekend.


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Convicted Nassau County DWI Offenders Arrested Again For Driving Without Ignition Interlocks

More than two dozen convicted drunk drivers in Nassau County were busted for illegally driving a car to meet with their probation officers. The Nassau County District Attorney’s office announced the arrests of 25 convicted drunk drivers during a two-week sweep.


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Police: Expect Crackdown On Drunk Driving In NJ

Police around New Jersey will begin stepping up patrols targeting drunken and impaired drivers beginning Friday.


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EXCLUSIVE: Nassau Cop Struck By Drunk Driver Making Remarkable Recovery

His steps are slow, but there was a time no one thought Kenneth Baribault would ever walk again or speak. His words also come slowly, but he can now string a few together with the help of an iPad and his 10-year-old son.


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Police: Two Teens Killed In Early Morning DWI Crash

Broken headlights and tire tracks mark the spot on Winters Drive in Mastic where two teens were killed in a crash that police say was the result of drunk driving.


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Charges Upgraded In Deadly L.I. Crash; Babylon Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder

Michael Grasing, 31, of Babylon, had a blood-alcohol reading nearly four times the legal limit of 0.08 in the June 24 crash on Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst, prosecutors said.


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Accused Drunk Driver Crashes Head-On Into Police Car In Wyandanch, Injuring Two Officers

Police said that Rony Santos drove west in the eastbound lane of Long Island Avenue in Wyandanch around 10 p.m on Saturday. He then hit the officers’ car near Wellwood Avenue, police confirmed.


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Pedestrian Dead After Out-Of-Control Driver Allegedly Strikes Two On Grand Concourse

After striking two men who were crossing the Grand Concourse in the Bronx just after midnight on Saturday, a 37-year-old man driving a Honda CR-V didn’t even stop.


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Brittney Walsh, Teen Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver, Laid To Rest

Walsh, 18, was killed on Sunday, June 24 when a Michael Grasing, who police said was driving with a blood alcohol limit nearly four times the legal limit, slammed into her car while she was driving home from work.


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Woman Pleads Not Guilty To DWI Charges After Allegedly Crashing Into L.I. Home

Sophia Anderson, 21, was shoeless and silent as she was led out of the Suffolk County police precinct Tuesday to face a judge.


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Long Island Lawyer Funds Cab Rides Home To Avoid Drunk Driving Crashes

A Long Island lawyer sick over the deaths he has seen because of drunk drivers has decided to fund a safe and sober campaign, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.


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Increased Patrols Net 35 DWI Arrests On Long Island

Police in Nassau and Suffolk counties have arrested nearly three-dozen people on drunk driving charges during the first part of Memorial Day Weekend.


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Former Bronx ADA Jennifer Troiano Admits To Drunk Driving

Last month, Jennifer Troiano was fired from her job as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx. Now, she has accepted a deal that allowed her to plead guilty to a drunk driving charge and avoid jail time.