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E. Patchogue man charged with DWI in fatal crash

There are 272 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 25, 2008, titled E. Patchogue man charged with DWI in fatal crash. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Patchogue man was killed late Thursday after his car was struck by a driver who was later arrested for DWI.

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riclk

United States

#247 Mar 8, 2010
Is this Gary the real estate agent from Tampa area that used to own a bar north of Tampa.
Saddened

Johnstown, PA

#248 Mar 8, 2010
No he is not that person.
dennis

Port Washington, NY

#249 Mar 12, 2010
This has got to stop wrote:
A few drinks can screw up a whole lot of lives.
your dam right how about calling a taxi and saving someones life.
dennis

Port Washington, NY

#250 Mar 12, 2010
hi i knew vinny and worked for him for a few years he was a great guy.if you did not have any food he would give you half of what he had that"s the type of man vinny was.i do not understand why people do not take a car service when they have had too many. what gives you the right to take another persons life?
Donna

East Rockaway, NY

#251 Mar 13, 2010
TTT wrote:
First of all, If you read the two articles, the first one states Mr. Spinelli was drunk and killed someone, then the other article states alcohol may have been a factor????? Just because someone smells like alcohol does not mean they are drunk. If you read the article it just states that Mr. Spinelli smelt like alcohol, it does not state an blood alcohol level.If I have a beer with lunch I will smell like beer but, I am not drunk. There are many factors involved in this situation and people should not be so quick to judge until they know all the facts. Someone stated Mr. Latorre worked two jobs, maybe he caused the accident, Maybe he was so tired at 11:00 at night after working two jobs that he fell asleep at the wheel??? No one knows. So before everyine goes into hate mode you should really wait til all the facts are present. I hope both families are capable to cope after this tragedy. From what I understand Mr. Spinelli was only seconds away from his home, perhaps this was just meant to happen. Regardless of drinking or any other factor. The lord moves in mysterious ways!!!!
Oh, cut the crap about the Lord Moving in Mysterious Ways -The Lord has nothing to do with this accident.
Saddened

Johnstown, PA

#252 Mar 13, 2010
You can talk all you want and pass all the judgements you desire. At the end of the day, it will change nothing. None of you have a say nor will you sway the future of this case. People who care about either party are not going to change they way they feel regardless of what is written on here. Although it may be a way for those people with frustrations, to get them out.
Flea Flicker

Greenlawn, NY

#253 Mar 13, 2010
dennis wrote:
hi i knew vinny and worked for him for a few years he was a great guy.if you did not have any food he would give you half of what he had that"s the type of man vinny was.i do not understand why people do not take a car service when they have had too many. what gives you the right to take another persons life?
If he was a really good guy, he'd have given you his whole lunch instead of just half. ha!
dennis

Port Washington, NY

#254 Mar 26, 2010
Flea Flicker wrote:
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If he was a really good guy, he'd have given you his whole lunch instead of just half. ha!
j=hi a dirt bag from mastic what a shock white trash punk.lol
concerned

Albany, NY

#255 Apr 13, 2010
is it inappropriate that fellow workers are arranging a retirement party for Mr. Spinelli that includes beer & wine?
Saddened

Purcellville, VA

#256 Apr 13, 2010
concerned wrote:
is it inappropriate that fellow workers are arranging a retirement party for Mr. Spinelli that includes beer & wine?
You really need to stop worrying about every other aspect of Mr. Spinelli`s life. It really is no ones business. Tell me you have never went or had a party that served alcoholic beverages. Actually, tell me you never drank? I certainly doubt it. Mind your business. Worry about your own life!

Since: Jun 07

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#257 Apr 23, 2010
If you kill someone with a gun, there is a bail, if you burn someones cat, there is a bail why : when you kill someone with a car there is no bail, Please help me pass Franks law
Minimum bail Standards for vehicular manslaughter
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/frankslaw/
liner

Bronx, NY

#258 Apr 23, 2010
Bails wrote:
If you kill someone with a gun, there is a bail, if you burn someones cat, there is a bail why : when you kill someone with a car there is no bail, Please help me pass Franks law
Minimum bail Standards for vehicular manslaughter
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/frankslaw/
You kill someone with a car, there SHOULD be no bail.

Since: Jun 07

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#259 Apr 23, 2010
liner wrote:
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You kill someone with a car, there SHOULD be no bail.
No I mean he was released with no bail..........

Since: Jun 07

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#260 Apr 23, 2010
When I say no bail I mean he was released without a bail. JUst go home, ankle bracelet for 10 months

Since: Jun 07

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#261 Apr 23, 2010
The PetitionPlease help pass Franks Law. We are looking to ask the New York State capital to have Franks Law be statewide. We need as many signatures as possible that support this. The law would require mandatory bail when someone is charged with a crime which resulted in the death of a person because of reckless driving dwi vehicular manslaughter . What lesson is a person going to learn if they dont even get put in jail and asked for a bail That is crazy but it happened to Frank so to stop it from happening again please sign your name below saying that you support Franks Law . No tolerance in New York State needs to be kicked up a notch to let the public know that even if you are charged
with the crime that there will be immediate consequences . Given the short memory span of our teenagers these days ,a year from now when a person is being tried and sentenced they have all forgotten about the crime. Bail Standards
may not completely overcome the problem but it will be another tool to help prevent the slaughter happening on our highways and roads. Help establish minimum bail standards to underline the severity of alcohol-related deaths.
One example of our commitment to helping prevent deaths on the roads is the establishment of the Underage DWI Taskforce which has brought together adults from throughout Rensselaer county as well as school-aged children whom they have entrusted with the responsibility to carry a self-generated message to their peers that teenage alcohol and drug usage won\'t be tolerated in our communities.
Rensselaer County is leading the fight against underage drinking by supporting Frank\'s Law.This resolution was passed on June 12th 2007 by the Rensselaer County Legislature urging NYS Legislature to establish statewide madatory bail standards for crimes that result in the death of an innocent person.
This battle is something that we all need to be engaged in. We all have the ability to influence the children in our communities to try to help them make good decisions that will keep them safe. And that includes our judges.
With the understanding that bail is set to ensure the accused appears for later court matters, and that the more severe the charge the higher the bail, what is being said when no bail is set for someone who allegedly drove drunk and caused the death of another person
If we want to make the point about driving while intoxicated and causing someone else\'s death, shouldn\'t the bail set by the judge reflect that Shouldn\'t there be bail levied
We can no longer afford to miss opportunities to send messages to our children about the disastrous consequences that can result from drinking and driving. This is a battle we cannot afford to lose because we cannot afford to lose anymore of our children to drunk driving..

Frank\'s Law-Please help

establish minimum bail

standards for cases of

criminal vehicular manslaughter---------Help save lives

No tolerance in New York State

Thank you
liner

Bronx, NY

#262 Apr 23, 2010
Bails wrote:
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No I mean he was released with no bail..........
Ah, OK.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#263 Apr 23, 2010
why would you think I would lie and say there was a release with no bail. this is my son I am talking about. the day I buried my son the judge released him with a bracelet. no bail never eben went to jail for 9 months later......... he was facing 15yrs grand jury indictment 9 charges.........look it up
Fed up with Gary

Bedminster, NJ

#264 May 13, 2010
Saddened wrote:
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You really need to stop worrying about every other aspect of Mr. Spinelli`s life. It really is no ones business. Tell me you have never went or had a party that served alcoholic beverages. Actually, tell me you never drank? I certainly doubt it. Mind your business. Worry about your own life!
Given that drunk drivers take the lives of loved ones quite often anything that a person like this does becomes relevant, especially when it includes alcohol.
You assume everyone drinks, that is stupid. That isn't even the case, this man drove drunk and killed someone. He can and should expect grief for it at the very least. Perhaps when you have children driving on the roads you won't be so forgiving of this type of thing.
Quite frankly if the man didn't have the personality he has, and didn't have his past offenses of lewd behavior (refering to sagamore)people would not be so angry about his walking free for the past two years.
If anyone has any doubt about how his coworkers feel about him they should speak to them off the record. It will be crystal clear that he is not beloved in any way.
Mr. Spinellis party is being hosted by his boyfriend and him. It seems many of his fellow employees have no interest in celebrating his retirement, the turnout will be low. The party is at Orlandos at 5 May 13. The decision to advertise the beer and wine was in poor taste, as well as having a party for a man who is supposed to go to jail.
And please, before you say it.. the patients who have committed horrible crimes that we care for have paid for their actions. We have no reason to be as forgiving to Gary as he has not paid for his crimes and continues to be a prick.

“Dum Di Dum”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#266 May 17, 2010
Please clarify WHITE WIMMENS...Still trying to understand the first sentence...Need one strong coffee...
concerned

Albany, NY

#267 May 19, 2010
he begins his prison term on Monday......

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