John J. Flanagan's posts related to Drunk Driving

Senator Flanagan’s Legislation Mandating DWI Testing After Serious Accidents Passes Senate

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored that would help increase prosecution of drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  The bill (S1446) would require chemical testing of drivers suspected of being impaired when an accident occurs and results in serious injury or death. 

Under current law, chemical testing is permitted at the discretion of law enforcement following an accident but it is not required.  Additionally, law enforcement needs to establish reasonable cause to order a chemical test. 


News 12 Segment On The Fight Against Impaired Driving

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) recently discussed his legislation (S.1446) on News 12.  The legislation would provide law enforcement with an enhanced ability to order alcohol and drug content testing in the event of accidents that result in serious physical injury or death -- March 11, 2014

Senator Flanagan Supports Tougher Penalties For Multiple DWI Convictions

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently voted in favor of “Vince’s Law,” a bill (S7108) that would significantly toughen criminal penalties to get persistent drunk drivers off the road.


Join The Fight To Protect New York Families

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota recently joined victims' families to call for the enactment of stronger penalties against hit-and-run drivers who kill or cause serious physical injuries to others.

In just the past three years alone, there have been a total of fifty-eight (58) indictments in Suffolk for leaving the scene of a fatality or serious physical injury.  Following are some of the details of these horrific and senseless deaths:

News12 Segment on Senator Flanagan and DA Spota Hit-And-Run Press Conference

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) and Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota joined with the relatives of four men and women killed by hit and run drivers to renew the call to increase the maximum punishment for those convicted of this heinous crime – January 20, 2015