The measure could allow drivers convicted of a first DWI to avoid a license suspension by agreeing to install an ignition interlock device in their car. The device requires the driver to take and pass a Breathalyzer-like test before starting the car.
Those caught being drunk and disorderly in Babylon can now be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor carrying a penalty of up to 90 days in jail. Previously, police could only hand out tickets for public drunkenness.
The widow of a police officer killed by a drunk driver gave a heartwrenching address on Long Island, sharing her emotions for the first time to hundreds of police officers on Long Island.
This time, a 43-year-old North Bellmore man was arrested after going in the wrong direction on Sunrise Highway and crashing into another car.
NEW YORK — There is outrage and allegations that a driver with five drunk-driving arrests is getting preferential treatment. The Long Island man has spent just two days behind bars. And some wonder if the fact that a family member was a judge has something to do with it. The man has somehow managed to avoid substantial jail through five alcohol-related driving convictions.