Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks to Seaford students and members of the panel during his DWI round table session at Seaford High School as District Attorney Rice and Assemblyman Weisenberg look on.
State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today called on the State Senate Leadership to allow a vote on his legislation requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers when the Senate convenes in special session on September 10th.
AAA of New York State recently announced its support of legislation sponsored by State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) creating felony charges for individuals who drive drunk with a child in the car.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee has approved legislation he sponsors to require mandatory jail sentences for repeat DWI offenders.
“Drunk driving is a choice, and choices have consequences. The consequence for choosing to repeatedly drive drunk should be that you go to jail, period. Mandatory jail sentences would create a stronger deterrent which would make DWI offenders think twice before getting behind the wheel drunk again and give law enforcement stronger tools to get repeat offenders off the road,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to ensure that DWI offenders do not have their driver's license reinstated until they have completed all the terms of their sentencing.
“Driving is a privilege, not a right. Convicted DWI offenders should not be able to have that privilege until they have paid their debt to society by completing all the terms and conditions of their sentence. This legislation would create another safeguard by requiring offenders to prove that they have fulfilled their court-ordered obligations,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to ensure that individuals who repeatedly drink and drive lose their driver’s licenses for good.
The legislation (S739) would allow DMV to permanently revoke the driver’s license of individuals with any combination of three DWI convictions or chemical test refusals. Individuals with two DWI convictions that resulted in physical injury would also be subject to permanent license revocation. DMV would be prohibited from ever issuing a license again to these offenders.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to prevent drunk and drugged drivers from evading prosecution. The legislation would allow law enforcement to seek court orders to compel whenever suspected drunk or drugged drivers refuse to submit to a chemical intoxication test.