Convicted drunken drivers are too often lying about not owning cars to avoid having to use breath-test ignition systems to drive, Nassau County’s district attorney says.
A woman was arrested in Suffolk County early Saturday, after being caught driving while intoxicated with her 7-year-old granddaughter in the car.
Suffolk County Police said Jose E. Amaya, 29, of Patchogue was spotted driving erratically and crossing a double yellow line while traveling eastbound on Montauk Highway near Lenox Avenue in East Patchogue.
The couple crashed into a home after leaving a baby shower, police said.
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.
Police arrested three parents on Long Island in recent days for driving while either high on drugs or drunk.
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.
Officials called on state lawmakers to close a loophole allowing convicted drunk divers to avoid the mandatory ignition interlock requirement under the anti-drunk driving measure.
Officers located Taylor in Blue Point as she ran from her car with her 8-year-old child and two grandchildren, ages 4 and 6, police said.
When Mary Kimbrough was pulled over, the officer saw the left front tire of her car was missing and the kids were screaming and trying to call relatives using a cell phone, police said.
A Wyandanch, Long Island woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated with two children in her car on Friday night, according to Suffolk County Police.
“Christopher Mannino, you were my world. I was so lucky to have your children. I don’t have you now because a selfish careless person found it necessary to be intoxicated on the water and take your life,” Mannino’s widow said Thursday.
Cops pulled over 33-year-old Carlos Rivera and arrested him after discovering that he had been drinking, police said.
Police say Veronica Austin, 22, was driving her Chevrolet Trailblazer on Sunrise Highway North Service Road at around 11:15 p.m. last night when she crashed west of Pond Road.
Rahiem Greenridge, was arrested Thursday night around 11 p.m. after losing control of his car and crashing into three parked vehicles in the lot of HELP Suffolk homeless shelter, police said.