Nassau teen critical in holiday DWI c...

Nassau teen critical in holiday DWI crash

There are 56 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 1, 2008, titled Nassau teen critical in holiday DWI crash. In it, Newsday reports that:

A 14-year-old South Farmingdale boy was in critical condition yesterday after a woman impaired by both alcohol and prescription medication struck him with her car on New Year's Eve, police said.

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CarzRUs

Brooklyn, NY

#23 Jan 2, 2008
No one is taking this or any other accident 'lightly' as someone interviewed in the article said. But if your kids are going to ride their bikes at 9:30pm at the very least, reflector tape or lights on the bike, CLOTHING with reflector tape on them and for g-d sake-your kids should be wearing helmuts! Your kids shouldn't be riding their bikes at that hour anyway-not to excuse any of this. But NYEve, bikes at night-not good. Parents, Wake Up !
I hope this has a good ending...for this teenager and his family.
Yeah right

Port Washington, NY

#24 Jan 2, 2008
Irving wrote:
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, STOP ALREADY
Same for the rash of hit-and-run driver attacks.

What's with those sick cowards?
Ron Zoni

Brooklyn, NY

#25 Jan 2, 2008
Independent wrote:
Start educating the restaurants and bars to be responisible in serving drinks to drivers. I have witnessed one man sitting at a bar in a restaurant who had at least 4 beers while I was sitting there at lunch time. I'm sure he was going to drive when he left as he was alone. I frequently an offered second drinks at restaurants without concern that more than one glass of wine might impair my driving.
Are you suggesting that every restaurant and bar employee question it’s patrons if they will be driving when they leave the premises and put a cap on how much alcohol they will be served mommy? Do you really think that they need an education on the effects of alcohol on the human body? With regard to the guy at the bar who had four beers, are you sure he was going to drive away from there or did he work next door or live around the corner (walking distance). Isn’t it possible that he would also take a cab or have a friend pick him up? Some people work on the buzz and then stay for a few hours drinking coffee or soda for a few hours until they are sober. If you were really that concerned you would have called the police and told them what you saw (tattletale) or asked him if he would need a ride or a cab. It is customary for your waiter/waitress to ask if you would like another drink. They make money from serving you. Maybe you would like one and maybe not. Don’t they also ask if you would like fresh ground pepper and cheese with the meal also? They do where I eat. It is up to you, the customer, to know your limits and make choices.
LIer

Bronx, NY

#26 Jan 2, 2008
I think its time to start restricting drivers licenses and making them harder to get.

Drunk drivers who kill someone/people should be publicly hanged along a major road with a sign around their neck reading "Think twice ... Dont drink and drive". Drunk drivers who injure should be charged with attempted murder.
CarzRUs

Brooklyn, NY

#28 Jan 2, 2008
LIer wrote:
I think its time to start restricting drivers licenses and making them harder to get.
Drunk drivers who kill someone/people should be publicly hanged along a major road with a sign around their neck reading "Think twice ... Dont drink and drive". Drunk drivers who injure should be charged with attempted murder.
Publicly hanged? The average IQ of posters-not good.
CarzRUs

Brooklyn, NY

#29 Jan 2, 2008
John White wrote:
We should line up all the drunken drivers and shoot them in the face.
You need to be contacted by some agency that can help you. Please, call them-and help will be on the way.
Pete

Lebanon, NH

#30 Jan 2, 2008
Jack Webb wrote:
Why aren't the names of those busted for DWI being printed routinely?
Good idea!
CarzRUs

Brooklyn, NY

#31 Jan 2, 2008
Independent wrote:
Start educating the restaurants and bars to be responisible in serving drinks to drivers. I have witnessed one man sitting at a bar in a restaurant who had at least 4 beers while I was sitting there at lunch time. I'm sure he was going to drive when he left as he was alone. I frequently an offered second drinks at restaurants without concern that more than one glass of wine might impair my driving.
You can't make bartenders responsible for their patrons. They can take keys away from someone, they can call the police or a taxi, BUT that will be ALL that they do behind the bar-won't be time for anything else. Why not say-two drink limit and you're out. Then all the restaurants that have a liquor license and all the bars that serve will be out of business. Bartenders are not the police-they can use judgement but that's all you should expect. How about the people that buy the booze from their local liquor store? Drink it all up and then go out? Tell the local liquore store owners..ask their customers who the booze is for, how much of it are they going to drink?
There are more people who don't drink and drive - but those others are going to be around until they kill themselves or others.
Damien

Lebanon, NH

#32 Jan 2, 2008
poconoweeze wrote:
NASSAU COUNTY JAIL IS IN MINEOLA. NEWSDAYS CREWS UP YET AGAIN.
Does it really matter. Nassau County Jail is Jail in Nassau County.You are a nit picker!
LIer is deranged and sick

Bronx, NY

#34 Jan 2, 2008
He trolls for threads and in a undermining way, blames the victums. He and Missy are 2 of a pair.
yoyo

Denver, CO

#35 Jan 2, 2008
CarzRUs wrote:
No one is taking this or any other accident 'lightly' as someone interviewed in the article said. But if your kids are going to ride their bikes at 9:30pm at the very least, reflector tape or lights on the bike, CLOTHING with reflector tape on them and for g-d sake-your kids should be wearing helmuts! Your kids shouldn't be riding their bikes at that hour anyway-not to excuse any of this. But NYEve, bikes at night-not good. Parents, Wake Up !
I hope this has a good ending...for this teenager and his family.
agreed.
some times even though they are drunk, it's not always their fault.
kids should NOT be riding their bikes in the middle of the street at any TIME. carmans rd especially is a very busy street.
hopefully the kid has a speedy recovery
Debra

West Hempstead, NY

#36 Jan 2, 2008
Another drunken loser hurts an innocent person. Maybe we should go back to prohibition.
Gator Nation

Cumming, GA

#38 Jan 2, 2008
CarzRUs wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't make bartenders responsible for their patrons. They can take keys away from someone, they can call the police or a taxi, BUT that will be ALL that they do behind the bar-won't be time for anything else. Why not say-two drink limit and you're out. Then all the restaurants that have a liquor license and all the bars that serve will be out of business. Bartenders are not the police-they can use judgement but that's all you should expect. How about the people that buy the booze from their local liquor store? Drink it all up and then go out? Tell the local liquore store owners..ask their customers who the booze is for, how much of it are they going to drink?
There are more people who don't drink and drive - but those others are going to be around until they kill themselves or others.
Bartenders, table servers & owners ARE in fact responsible for what and who is served. There have been many lawsuits to back that up. The people mentioned above ALSO have the right of refusal. Having owned a bar at one time in the 80's, I can tell you for fact this is true. As an owner and bartender you have to be aware of the possible ramifications of over serving. If one wants to be everyones buddy then one musy be ready to suffer the consequences, which can be severe, ie: loss of license, cash liability to those involved and most of all living with the outcome of his / her stupidity of overserving.
no way

Norwalk, CT

#39 Jan 2, 2008
Paradox wrote:
I remember seeing a fellow in court charged with DWI. He asked the arraigning judge, "Your honor, if drinking and driving is so bad, why do all the saloons have parking lots?" She had no answer for him.
Maybe the answer is that you are not supposed to go out to a bar and drink until you are drunk. And if you do, you should get a safe ride home.
marge

AOL

#41 Jan 2, 2008
the mother shares in some of the blame children should not be allowed to take their bikes out in dark long island streets are dark their clothing is dark and even someone who is not drinking has trouble seeing the mother should have gotten her fat ass off the chair and took him by car
brenda

Denver, CO

#42 Jan 2, 2008
Independent wrote:
Start educating the restaurants and bars to be responisible in serving drinks to drivers. I have witnessed one man sitting at a bar in a restaurant who had at least 4 beers while I was sitting there at lunch time. I'm sure he was going to drive when he left as he was alone. I frequently an offered second drinks at restaurants without concern that more than one glass of wine might impair my driving.
Perhaps I missed it, but I did not see any mention of WHERE this woman had her drink(s). Mixing even a single beer with prescription drugs can exaserbate (sorry, spelling) the effects of alcohol in a body. Just because she had alcohol in her system doesn't mean she got it from a bar/restaurant. She could have easily gotten a drink out of her own home.
Old Judge Jones

Valley Stream, NY

#43 Jan 2, 2008
Paradox wrote:
I remember seeing a fellow in court charged with DWI. He asked the arraigning judge, "Your honor, if drinking and driving is so bad, why do all the saloons have parking lots?" She had no answer for him.
That's where I leave my car and call a taxi.That wasn't so hard,was it.Nobody dies and nobody goes to jail.Look at all the people whose workload would be greatly reduced if everyone did this.Lawyers,Judges ,Police,Correction Officers,Funeral Parlors,Rehab centers etc...... Wow drunks really do keep the economy going.
Missy -- Do you know LIer

Bronx, NY

#44 Jan 2, 2008
LIer is deranged and sick wrote:
He trolls for threads and in a undermining way, blames the victums. He and Missy are 2 of a pair.
The 2 of them -- why all the blame the victum nonsense.
stina

Bronx, NY

#45 Jan 4, 2008
im one of mikes friends and i just visited him in the hospital today.(friday) he woke up and is now conscious and actually moving/walking around. i'm so glad hes doing better. hes such a great kid and can make anyone laugh no matter what. he's back to being himself, what a fast recovery! but sometimes he repeats things that he already said earlier before. that's ok though, we still love him!! stay strong mike, we miss you in school.

p.s mike wasnt wearing black that night. he was wearing a neon orange syracuse sweatshirt, and dark jeans with sneakers.
FRIENDS

New York, NY

#46 Jan 5, 2008
stay strong mike!

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