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

SENATOR FUSCHILLO: SENATE & ASSEMBLY SHOULD PASS BILL RAISING PENALTIES FOR DRIVING DRUNK WITH A CHILD IN THE CAR DURING NEXT SPECIAL SESSION

Fuschillo Bill Would Create Felony Charges for Individuals Who Drive Drunk With a Child in the CarState Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S DWI ROUND TABLE SESSION SPARKS LIVELY DISCUSSION WITH SEAFORD STUDENTS

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.

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FUSCHILLO BILL REQUIRING IGNITION INTERLOCKS FOR ALL CONVICTED DRUNK DRIVERS PASSED BY SENATE

The New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. requiring all convicted drunk drivers to use ignition interlocks. 

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS FOR DWI INTERLOCK BILL TO BE VOTED ON DURING SPECIAL SENATE SESSION ON SEPTEMBER 10TH

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.

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AAA NEW YORK ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION CREATING FELONY CHARGES FOR DRIVING DRUNK WITH A CHILD IN THE CAR

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.

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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGISLATION REQUIRING MANDATORY JAIL TIME FOR REPEAT DWI OFFENDERS

     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.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION REQUIRING MANDATORY JAIL SENTENCES FOR REPEAT DWI OFFENDERS PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsored to require mandatory jail sentences for repeat DWI offenders has been passed by the New York State Senate.

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SENATE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO PREVENT DWI OFFENDERS FROM GETTING DRIVER’S LICENSES BACK WITHOUT FULFILLING SENTENCING OBLIGATIONS

     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.

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SENATE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO PERMANENTLY REVOKE DRIVER’S LICENSES OF INDIVIDUALS WHO REPEATEDLY DRIVE DRUNK

     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.

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SENATE APPROVES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO PREVENT INTOXICATED DRIVERS FROM AVOIDING PROSECUTION

     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.

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