Confetti falls throughout Times Square during the New Years Eve celebration. (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

MADD Urges New Yorkers Not To Drink & Drive This New Year’s Eve

Mothers Against Drunk Driving spokeswoman from Long Island Deanna Cohen said it’s important to think about your family, your job and everything else you could lose if you drink and drive and kill someone or yourself.


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

NJ DWI Offenders Could Avoid License Suspension Under New Bill

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.


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L.I. Town Imposes Stricter Public Drunkenness Law

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.


Susan Ciano speaks at a MADD ceremony honoring law enforcement. Ciano's husband, Officer Glen Ciano, was killed when his car was struck by a drunk driver. (Credit: CBS 2)

Wife Of Cop Killed By Drunk Driver Speaks Out On L.I.

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.


Bogdan Mychajlyszyn - Photo: Suffolk County Police Department

Another Wrong-Way Driver 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.


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Exclusive: Man Convicted Of 5 DWIs Served Hardly Any Jailtime

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.

CBS 2–07/28/2010