According to details from KTLA in Los Angeles and WPIX in New York, police caught a Long Island man speeding and driving drunk leading to his arrest in the early morning of Tuesday, June 8.
Police say the 49-year-old man was spotted speeding on the westbound side of the Long Island Expressway (LIE) at about 113 mph weaving in and out of traffic. The officer that pulled the man over also determined he was drunk driving after failing sobriety tests.
New York driver in Maserati caught speeding and drunk driving.
After the arresting officer told the man how fast he was clocked at, he responded by telling the officer that he should check his equipment because he was actually going over 130 mph.
Authorities say this latest drunk driving violation was his fourth DWI arrest in the last six years. A spokesman for the Nassau District Attorney told reporters the DMV reissued him a new license even after his third DWI arrest. It may also seem disturbing that a person with that many drunk driving violations can lease a Maserati, but dealers told PIX News that if you have the money and a valid license, anyone can get a car.
Charges of reckless driving, DWI, reckless endangerment and driving in excess of 55 mph have been filed against him. He is to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on June 9th. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison.
People endanger lives — just like this man did — on our streets and freeways every day. Irresponsible drivers, who decide to drink and drive, can cause car accidents that lead to serious personal injuries or wrongful death. Thankfully no car accidents were caused, but our car accident lawyers in San Diego know this could have ended much worse.
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