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LEGISLATION TO CLOSE LEGAL LOOPHOLE IN NEW YORK’S DUI LAWS PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the Senate has approved legislation he sponsored to close a legal loophole which allows some intoxicated drivers to escape prosecution for DUI.

     Currently, individuals can only be charged with a DUI offense if they are intoxicated or impaired by alcohol or one of the drugs listed in the public health law. Those who ingest substances not listed in the law (such as inhaling an aerosol can) can escape being charged with DUI.

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SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN OVERSIGHT OF CONDITIONAL LICENSES

Proposed Law Would Require Court’s Consent Before DMV Could Grant a Conditional License

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to prevent individuals arrested for DWI from obtaining a conditional license without judicial approval. 

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN LEANDRA’S LAW

 

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsors to strengthen Leandra’s Law.  The legislation would close an unintended legal loophole which is allowing convicted drunk drivers to escape the mandatory ignition interlock requirement under Leandra’s Law. 

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO RAISE PENALTIES FOR DUI WITH A CONDITIONAL LICENSE PASSED BY SENATE

Legislation Would Make DUI with a Conditional License a Felony Crime & Create Parity with Existing Penalties for DUI with a Suspended or Revoked License 

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN LEANDRA’S LAW APPROVED BY SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he sponsors to strengthen Leandra’s Law has been approved by the Senate’s Transportation Committee.  The legislation would close an unintended legal loophole which is allowing convicted drunk drivers to escape the mandatory ignition interlock requirement under Leandra’s Law.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, DA RICE, & ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH CALL FOR NEW LAW TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM DRUNK DRIVERS

Legislation Would Require Ignition Interlocks in All School Buses

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo shows how an ignition interlock can be used to prevent a drunk driver from getting behind the wheel. He is joined by (l-r) Merrick resident Al Belbol, Jr., District Attorney Rice, Wantagh resident Susan Walpole, and Assemblyman McDonough.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) today joined together in calling for a new law to protect school children from drunk drivers.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW MEASURES TO KEEP REPEAT DUI OFFENDERS OFF THE ROAD

New Regulations Will Strengthen DMV’s Ability to Permanently Remove Dangerous Drivers from the Road

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced new state regulations that will help keep individuals who repeatedly drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs off the road.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS RESIDENTS TO BE SAFE AND DESIGNATE A DRIVER THIS JULY 4TH

     With the Independence Day holiday approaching, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents to be safe and designate a driver if they plan on drinking on July 4th.

     “Many of us will celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends at barbeques and parties. However, it’s important to remember to designate a driver if you plan on drinking. New York State’s DWI laws are among the toughest in the country. Don’t find that out the hard way. Be safe, be smart, and save a life; don’t drink and drive,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN LEANDRA’S LAW

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to strengthen Leandra’s Law. The legislation would ensure that offenders comply with the provision of the law requiring them to use ignition interlocks.

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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN LEANDRA’S LAW

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the Committee has approved legislation to strengthen Leandra’s Law. The legislation would make it harder for offenders to avoid using ignition interlocks as required by Leandra’s Law.

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