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1 D.W.I. Driving While Intoxicated

2 Which Friend Would You Be? Three friends are partying: one is about to drive after drinking too much, one is impatient to be on his way, and one sober friend is trying to take the keys.

3 ..December 4, Teen-Agers Killed and 2 Are Hurt in L.I. Crash By JOHN T. McQUISTON MELVILLE, N.Y. Dec. 3— Three teen-agers were killed and two others were critically injured here Wednesday night when their speeding Jeep rammed the rear of a tractor trailer truck on a busy highway and burst into flames, the police said. The driver of the truck, Michael DiGioia, 28, who was not injured, told investigators that the impact was so great he thought he had been hit by another truck. There were no tire skid marks on the pavement of Route 110 at the intersection of Baylis Road and no immediate signs that any of the victims, all of whom were from neighboring Massapequa, on the South Shore of Long Island, had been drinking or taking drugs, the police said. Investigators said they were trying to determine how fast the Jeep was going. The five teen-agers, ages 13 to 19, were all in the 1988 Jeep and traveling south on Route 110 when the crash occurred at 9:25 P.M., according to Detective Lieut. Frank Stallone of the Suffolk County Police Department. He said the white trailer truck was owned by FSR Trucking, a Florida company under contract to carry United States mail. Three of the youths were pronounced dead at the scene. They were identified by the police as Frank Chiofolo, 18, who was the driver of the Jeep; Curtis Dillon, 17, and Ashley Passaro, 13, all of Massapequa. A third passenger, Michael Zachman, 19, was listed in critical but stable condition at the University Medical Center at Stony Brook. A fourth passenger, Kristen DiFilipo, 13, was taken to the Nassau County Medical Center, where she also was listed today in critical but stable condition in the pediatric intensive care unit. Copyright 2011 The New York Times CompanyHomePrivacy PolicySearchCorrectionsXMLHelpContact UsBack to Top

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6 What is DWI? Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a crime. In NYS, the penalties include the loss of driving privileges, fines, and a possible jail term. Your judgment, coordination and ability to drive a vehicle change when you consume any amount of alcohol. The level of impairment depends on five conditions: – the amount of alcohol you drink, – the amount of food you eat before or while you drink alcohol, – the length of time you drink alcohol, – your body weight, and – your gender. There is no quick method to become sober. The best method is to wait until your body absorbs the alcohol. The average rate that your body processes alcohol is approximately one drink per hour.

7 What are the alcohol and drug-related violations in New York State? BAC = blood alcohol concentration DWI: Driving While Intoxicated;.08 BAC or higher or other evidence of intoxication. For drivers of commercial motor vehicles,.04 BAC or other evidence of intoxication. Aggravated DWI: Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated:.18 BAC or higher. DWAI/Alcohol: Driving While Ability Impaired (by alcohol); more than.05 BAC to.07 BAC, or other evidence of impairment. For drivers of commercial motor vehicles who are under age 21,.02 BAC or other evidence of impairment.

8 What are the alcohol and drug-related violations in New York State? continued DWAI/Drug: Driving While Ability Impaired by a single Drug other than alcohol. DWAI/Combination: Driving While Ability Impaired by a Combined Influence of Drugs or Alcohol. Chemical Test Refusal: A driver who refuses to take a chemical test (normally a test of breath, blood or urine) can receive a driver license revocation of at least one year (18 months for a commercial driver) and must pay a $500 civil penalty ($550 for a driver of commercial vehicles) to apply for a new driver license. A driver who refuses a chemical test during the five years after a DWI-related charge or previous refusal will have their driver license revoked for at least 18 months (permanent for a commercial driver) and must pay a $750 civil penalty to apply for a new driver license. If the driver is under age 21, and refuses a chemical test during the five years after a DWI-related charge or previous refusal, they will have their driver license revoked for at least one year or until age 21, whichever is longer and must pay a $750 civil penalty to apply for a new driver license.

9 What are the alcohol and drug-related violations in New York State? continued Zero Tolerance Law: A driver who is less than 21 years of age and who drives with a.02 BAC to.07 BAC violates the Zero Tolerance Law.

10 Leandra Rosado It was a happy time for Brittany and her friends as they were heading for a slumber party in Brittany’s house. Fate struck them when Brittany’s mother Carmen Huertas decided to take them on a ride back home to the Bronx. Carmen Huertas, 31 was drunk and tests reveal that she had a BAC level of.132 when she was riding back with her daughter and six of her other friends. Passing through Henry Hudson Parkway she hit s speed of 80 mph, side tracking her daughter’s request to slow down the vehicle. She even tried to speed up the vehicle as she was reaching the highways, that was when the car went flipping several times and finally dashed against a tree. The accident literally threw 3 children out of the car and one of them happened to be Leandra Rosado who died minutes later the crash at a.m.

11 What is Leandra’s Law? Leandra's Law was signed into law on November 18, 2009 in honor of Leandra Rosado. Leandra was an 11- year old killed while she rode in a vehicle with the intoxicated mother of one of her friends. In response to this tragedy, the NYS Legislature made several changes to the Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL). The law strengthened the penalties against motorists who drink and drive, and requires that: – A person sentenced for Driving While Intoxicated on or after August 15, 2010 have an ignition interlock device installed on any vehicle they own or operate, and – the driver have an "ignition interlock" restriction added to their driver license.

12 What are the different parts of Leandra's Law and what are the penalties for conviction? Leandra's Law includes the following provisions: "Aggravated DWI/Child in Vehicle." The law establishes this new Class E Felony. The law states that no person shall operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs while a child who is 15 years of age or younger is a passenger in the vehicle. Ignition Interlock Requirement. A court must sentence a person convicted of either Aggravated DWI/Child in Vehicle or Aggravated DWI/Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of.18 or More to a period of probation or to a conditional discharge. The court must require the installation and use of an ignition interlock device in any motor vehicle owned or operated by a person convicted under this law. The ignition interlock device must remain in the vehicle for at least six months. Driving While Intoxicated. A court that sentences a person for a Driving While Intoxicated conviction on or after August 15, 2010 must impose a conditional discharge or probation. A condition of the sentence must be the installation and use of an ignition interlock device in any motor vehicle the person owns or operates. The ignition interlock device must remain in the vehicle for at least six months.

13 What is an "Ignition Interlock Device"? An ignition interlock device connects to a motor vehicle ignition system and measures the alcohol content in the breath of the operator. The device prevents the vehicle from being started until the motorist provides an acceptable breath sample. If ignition interlock is ordered by a court, the system must be installed on each vehicle the motorist owns or operates. The device must remain installed for at least six months. The ignition interlock restriction will be added to the driver license record even if the license is revoked. The restriction will appear on the back of the driver license document as "interlock device".

14 Intervention Lana’s older sister introduced her to drinking at the age of seven. Despite this precarious start, Lana excelled in sports and was active in the church. But at 18, Lana began to enter into dangerous relationships with men and started abusing drugs and alcohol. She was in two near- fatal car accidents. And now, too make things even worse, she is in a relationship plagued by physical violence


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