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Cops: Drunken Sayville man drives car into bay

There are 52 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 19, 2008, titled Cops: Drunken Sayville man drives car into bay. In it, Newsday reports that:

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

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Dave

AOL

#23 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.
Thornton was the police officer who made the arrest. The Newsday writer never proofed the story.
oiram ifnab

Englewood, CO

#25 Jul 20, 2008
Balto wrote:
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.
I thought that was a cure for fungus.
Former LI Resident

Germany

#26 Jul 20, 2008
5 years without a drivers license is too short.

There should be a new law. You get arrested and charged with DWI, you never get a drivers license again.
Paul Crew

Kannapolis, NC

#27 Jul 20, 2008
He told the police he could not find an open car wash.
cat

Massapequa, NY

#29 Jul 20, 2008
Anyone want to introduce this guy to their daughter?

Drinking beer in the morning...Bacon and Eggs, Orange Juice and a beer chaser?
OH No not again

AOL

#31 Jul 20, 2008
I'm confused. He was released on his own recognizance. Isn't that when a citizen in good standing is suspected of a crime and they release them pending trial? How does this guy fit that mold? He assaulted a police officer, after driving into the water, and admitting the whole thing. This is frustrating. I'm giving up.....

"Waving my white flag"!
harry

White Plains, NY

#32 Jul 20, 2008
Kid needs rehab. Hope he gets some help. Only alcolholics drink all day.
Tony from Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

#33 Jul 20, 2008
Do any of you really think this kid will be dealt with by the courts harshly? As soon as the judge see this kid is a whiteboy.......slap on the wrist time.
Victor

Astoria, NY

#34 Jul 20, 2008
I'm glad this kid got twasted and then ended up in the drink, He should be charged with Boating While Intoxicated too. I do like his determination to get to work on time. His sentence should be a lot worse because he had no control or vision when he was driving this aquacar. Don't forget all the other drugs he was taking because no one gets that messed up on Saturday afternoon beers alone. I can only hope the next thing he drives into is a painted brick wall

Since: Apr 08

AOL

#35 Jul 20, 2008
THAT SALT WATER IS GONNA RUST THAT CAR OUT IN NO TIME.....I HOPE IT GETS LISTED ON CAR FAX, SO NO UNSUSPECTING USED CAR BUYER HAS TO DEAL WITH IT.....ALSO WATER PROBABLY GOT IN THE GAS TANK....THAT WILL BE HARD TO DRAIN, CLEAR OUT TOO.
Hiccup

Lindenhurst, NY

#36 Jul 20, 2008
Must have some friends with the Town or they wouldn't have let him go so easily. Probably even knew the Cops if He works at the Marina.
Whitey

Lindenhurst, NY

#37 Jul 20, 2008
Sometimes it pays to be White around here.
Pablo

Union City, NJ

#38 Jul 20, 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.
The $64K question...Can he be charged with driving while intoxicated if the police did not actually observe him?
In any case. One of the other responders was correct in saying that taking away his license doesn't necessarily mean you've taken him off the road.
Bugsy McGraw

United States

#40 Jul 20, 2008
harry wrote:
Kid needs rehab. Hope he gets some help. Only alcolholics drink all day.
Youre absolutely correct on that, I have wisely avoided becoming an alcoholic by only drinking all night long
liner

Rocky Point, NY

#41 Jul 20, 2008
Pablo wrote:
<quoted text>
The $64K question...Can he be charged with driving while intoxicated if the police did not actually observe him?
In any case. One of the other responders was correct in saying that taking away his license doesn't necessarily mean you've taken him off the road.
My thought also. How does anyone know he was driving? You gonna listen to a drunk guy?
Alan Q

Elmhurst, NY

#42 Jul 20, 2008
Par-ty! Par-ty! Par-ty! Par-ty!
Jim

Elmhurst, NY

#43 Jul 20, 2008
ltown4eva wrote:
leave the kid alone for petes sake-he was prolly diggin for clams!!!
What's a "prolly?"
Npt mom

Brooklyn, NY

#45 Jul 20, 2008
Just Wondering wrote:
"Released on his own recognizance?" Great idea, maybe he'll kill someone with his car next time.
Sad but true.
At least this one didn't hit another car & kill an innocent person.
(or his own passenger)

Sounds like dwi will be in his future.
Mr Whitey

Bethpage, NY

#46 Jul 20, 2008
it was pretty hot out!
DWW

Middle Island, NY

#47 Jul 20, 2008
The article was so poorly written it is hard to follow.
I think the writer wrote it with a pencil in his A$$.
MATTHEW CHAYES should be charged with a crime.... what is he an intern?
Tart...

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