Cops: Drunken Sayville man drives car into bay

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A man who had been drinking beer for hours drove his car into a bay on the way to work, Suffolk police said Saturday. Full Story
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Jim

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#1 Jul 19, 2008
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Sad Resident

Rockville Centre, NY

#2 Jul 19, 2008
Thats the problem. Charged with only DWI and resist. How about reckless endangement. What if a kid was swimming there. How about underage drinking!! This is such bull.
ltown4eva

Yonkers, NY

#3 Jul 19, 2008
leave the kid alone for petes sake-he was prolly diggin for clams!!!
Balto

Norwalk, CT

#4 Jul 19, 2008
I peed on my bare feet once while intoxicated in the middle of a busy intersection but through 60 years I never matched this one.
friend

AOL

#5 Jul 19, 2008
..guessing he thought superman would come and get the car out of the bay..but anyway..yeah..leave the kid alone..
Run 262

Massapequa Park, NY

#7 Jul 19, 2008
Sad Resident wrote:
Thats the problem. Charged with only DWI and resist. How about reckless endangement. What if a kid was swimming there. How about underage drinking!! This is such bull.
I think Reckless Endangerment would be a good charge in there was in fact swimmers or others right there. There must be a risk of serious injury for the misdemeanor or grave risk of death for the felony.

There was probably nobody exposed to such risks at the time, but in Suffolk there is no plea bargaining if there's an accident like this one. The 20 yr old is screwed.
Its a mad world

Staten Island, NY

#8 Jul 19, 2008
"Charges against Thornton include driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest, police said."

Nice job Snewsday. You've recklessly printed a falsity alleging that a Suffolk Police Sgt. was charged with DWI, holding him up to public ridicule, scorn and loss of his good name in his professional and personal life. Can you say Libel per se?
wordygurdy

Coram, NY

#10 Jul 20, 2008
Another genius off the road...for about a week, or until they scrape the barnacles out of the crank case.
BOOMER

Paw Paw, WV

#11 Jul 20, 2008
Take this 20 year old kid put him in JAIL for the rest of the Summer, pulldown his pants and spank the crap out of him, then take the his Keys and Drivers Licence away for 5 Years,
and make him PAY a $ 10,000.00 Fine.
Mabe he will get the message.
Bunko

Queens Village, NY

#12 Jul 20, 2008
A dockmaster has to be able to make quick decisions about where to dock boats, and full docks often mean the most work. It is rather like attempting to direct traffic in a crowded parking lot, where one must assume the responsibility if the cars do not have enough space to park or get damaged.

He drove his car into the Great South Bay and yet he was going to direct expensive boats into slips. That would have been fun to watch.
Seymour Osset

Massapequa, NY

#13 Jul 20, 2008
The law is very interesting. Just because he was lucky enough to not have hit anyone, he's out of jail in a minute. I even detect a bit of dark humor in the comments here - and I admit, it does have a bit of absurd amusement to it - pretty sick, huh?

Since: Jun 08

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Jul 20, 2008
Good going. Maybe next time he’ll stay in the car and drown.
fotoguy

Syosset, NY

#15 Jul 20, 2008
Nope. No drinking problem here. Add on underage & a good year in the slammer
AA Jay

Elizabeth, NJ

#16 Jul 20, 2008
Hopefully someday Mr Thornton will find his way into the local church basements.We'll be waiting for him to assist him in any way we can to accept that he is an alcoholic and there is help if he wants it.
mercator

Spring Valley, NY

#17 Jul 20, 2008
BOOMER wrote:
Take this 20 year old kid put him in JAIL for the rest of the Summer, pulldown his pants and spank the crap out of him, then take the his Keys and Drivers Licence away for 5 Years,
and make him PAY a $ 10,000.00 Fine.
Mabe he will get the message.
How many are arrested for driving without a license? Taking away the license doesn't do a thing. I believe you think these are law abiding individuals who will start taking the bus which practically does'nt exist.
BOOMER

Paw Paw, WV

#18 Jul 20, 2008
mercator wrote:
<quoted text>
How many are arrested for driving without a license? Taking away the license doesn't do a thing. I believe you think these are law abiding individuals who will start taking the bus which practically does'nt exist.
Well it's like this You see him drive report it! people don't have the BALL'S to do it. Or Lock him up for 5 Years or more. For First offence.
Just Wondering

New Canaan, CT

#19 Jul 20, 2008
"Released on his own recognizance?" Great idea, maybe he'll kill someone with his car next time.
BOOMER

Paw Paw, WV

#20 Jul 20, 2008
AA Jay wrote:
Hopefully someday Mr Thornton will find his way into the local church basements.We'll be waiting for him to assist him in any way we can to accept that he is an alcoholic and there is help if he wants it.
A 20 Year old Punk he is not ready it take a speacal breed of people that wants to be sober
I got 21Yrs in Sept.
jmmartin

United States

#21 Jul 20, 2008
How could he be "drinking all day" when the crash occured early Saturday morning on his way to work?
GeorgeWBuLLShiT

Orlando, FL

#22 Jul 20, 2008
DWI and resisting arrest then released? How about a month in jail than released. Suffolk is much to easy on drunks who drive.
Believe me next weekend he'll be drinking again and laughing and bragging to his freinds about this .

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