State Sen. Charles Fuschillo
A public hearing held Thursday in Farmingdale took aim at what’s become a growing problem of school bus drivers operating their vehicles while intoxicated.
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.
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.
State Sen. Charles Fuschillo said the truck strikes have cost taxpayers $7 million on Long Island alone. He has announced plans to hold a hearing on the issue at Farmingdale State College to try to solve the issue.