With DUI's, Long Islanders Have Already Had a Rough Memorial Day Weekend
At the beginning of the month, Runnin' Scared mentioned that Nassau County police officers were getting a grant for the month of May to ramp up the amount of police officers on the lookout for drunk drivers. Looks like it came just in time for the holidays - what perfect timing.
"In Nassau County, 39 people were arrested on DWI charges between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. the next day on Friday-Saturday and Saturday-Sunday. Suffolk County saw 21 arrested for "DWI and driving-while-ability-impaired charges between 4 p.m. Friday and 5:30 p.m. Saturday" (the numbers for Saturday-Sunday aren't available yet)."
What's even scarier is that the total doesn't even include the other law enforcement municipalities; it is strictly the work of Nassau and Suffolk's main police departments, leaving out state and local squads as well as the sheriff's department.
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