State Sen. Charles Fuschillo
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and State Sen. Charles Fuschillo were joined by Old Mill Road Elementary School students in Merrick, Long Island on Thursday to unveil a new sign advising drivers of the law.
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.