Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s posts related to Drunk Driving

LI Herald Editorial: State must upgrade DWI penalties

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Nassau County Police Department nabbed 87 drunken drivers –– count ’em, 87 –– during a stepped-up enforcement effort. In Suffolk County, police reported 60 arrests.

And these, we should note, were the people who got caught.

That means that over the holiday weekend, there were likely hundreds of people who were driving drunk on Long Island streets and highways, each perfectly capable of crashing his or her vehicle and killing an innocent person driving or standing in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Senator Fuschillo, D.A. Rice, And Assemblyman Weisenberg Announce New Law To Charge Drunk Drivers Who Kill With Homicide

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg today announced that a new state law which creates the charges of aggravated vehicular homicide for drunk drivers who kill others and aggravated vehicular assault for drunk drivers who cause injuries, will go into effect on November 1st. "This new law will give prosecutors in New York State the tools they need to appropriately charge drunk drivers who kill or injure others," said Senator Fuschillo (R, Merrick). "Just last week, yet another driver drove drunk on the wrong side of the highway, and killed an Amityville man coming home from work. Enough is enough. We need to end this epidemic of drunk driving.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, GOVERNOR PATERSON, & FAMILIES OF DWI VICTIMS REMIND RESIDENTS THAT IGNITION INTERLOCK LAW TAKES EFFECT SUNDAY

Law Requires Ignition Interlocks for All Convicted Drunk Drivers 

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Newsday: No Ignition in Drunken Condition

By Sid Cassese & Will Van Sant

July 26, 2010

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NY Daily News: New York State Tallies 248 Arrests Under Leandra's Law

BY Kenneth Lovett DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF  

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NBC News: Paterson to Sign Bill Closing DWI Loophole

New Yorkers will soon have one more reason to avoid driving while intoxicated, as Gov. David Paterson today is expected to sign a bill that will make it easier to convict drunk drivers.

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GOVERNOR SIGNS FUSCHILLO BILL CLOSING LOOPHOLE IN STATE’S DWI LAWS

New Law Prevents Drunk Drivers from Using Legal Technicality to Escape Justice           

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STATISTICS SHOW LEANDRA’S LAW IS WORKING

248 Drunk Drivers Already Charged Under the New Law 

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BILL TO CLOSE LOOPHOLE IN STATE’S DWI LAWS PASSED BY STATE LEGISLATURE

Proposed Law Would Prevent Drunk Drivers from Using Loophole in State Law to Escape Justice

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS IN FIGHTING DRUNK DRIVING AT MADD-LONG ISLAND’S “WALK LIKE MADD” EVENT

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with thousands of volunteers at MADD-LI’s “Walk Like MADD” event to fight drunk driving.  

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