LI man charged with DWI in crash

LI man charged with DWI in crash

There are 45 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 16, 2007, titled LI man charged with DWI in crash. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Mattituck man was charged with drunken driving following a two-car crash in Northville that injured five people, including the driver, police said Saturday.

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“Where to buddy?”

Since: Jun 07

Middle Island, NY

#52 Jun 18, 2007
latino wrote:
was he white....dui, dwi, wife killing, mass murder, drug dealing, trailer park, gang banging and rape!......glad not to be white
No, you'd rather be a suck the public assistance dry, non-tax paying, illegal beaner who rapes our children.


Coram, NY

#53 Jun 19, 2007
Richiemagoo wrote:
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O-K, Turdygurdy....let's explore this:
I had a 23 year-old nephew that was killed when a car made a left turn in front of his motorcycle. It was just an accident; the kid who made the turn wasn't drunk or anything, and no charges were filed- which is as it should be, since it was just an accident.
Now...supposinmg that kid had had 2 drinks before getting in his car? He makes the same mistake. Cops do the breath-a-lizer, and he pulls a reading that is considered DWI. Should he now face manslaughter charges and be labeled as a "drunk"? Of course not!
Now lets say the same kid is sloshed...thjree sheets to the wind, and is driving dowen the wrong side of the street with his headlights off and weavinjg, and kills someone. Should he then be charged with manslaughter? Yes! If he were driving like that and weren't drunk...didn't have a drop of alcohol in him, should he still be charged with manslaughter? Yes!
Point is, if youir negligence kills someone, you are responsible. It shouldn't matter what some machine says.
What about when the definition of DWI was a higher BAC? The day before the law changed, you could have a certain ammount of alcohol in your blood and be perfec tly legal...the next day, with that same ammount, your life could be ruined...not because you caused an accident or killed anyone...just because you got pulled over for a light being out or something, and now a machine says you're "drunk" whereas yesterday you would have been copnsidered perfectly sober.
Such laws are arbitrary- and, as proven by the continued occurrence of DWI's (even here..and i live in a dry couinty!) they more often punish those who have done no harm, and fail to punish those who do cause harm (whether or not that harm was caused by them being drunk, or they just jhappened to have a BAC that was "illegal" when it occurred)- and such laws encourage hit-and-runs.(And if they're gonna install breathalizers in cars, they should start with cops private cars, as they are the biggest offenders, and rarely get caught, due to professional "curtesy")
Sorry about your nephew. As you describe it, the kid who killed him was stupid, or at least made a stupid decision. Many other places would have ticketed him for "failure to yield" or some such thing; a minor "crime" with deadly consequences. If he had been drinking, the crime he committed would be that much less minor. Your vehemence about being allowed to drink & drive "a little" is a bit alarming. We have enough stupid sober people on our roads. Your point seems to be, it should be OK to "drive while stupid and only a little drunk." Man, I hope to steer clear of your neighborhood. See that you stay out of mine.

Bedford, NY

#54 Jun 20, 2007
I feel so bad for the people that were injured. I wonder how Catherine Prwivo is. So sad that people have to drink and drive. I hope some will learn from this.
someones mom

Coram, NY

#55 Jun 25, 2007
My dad was a police officer and he said "don't drive drunk" but even more, he made us realize that a car is like a weapon and can kill, that if we get behind the wheel we have to understand that and know if we are not smart about our driving, and we make a stupid mistake, we have to live with it, will pay for it, maybe for the rest of our lives, forget about killing someones pet, that would feel bad, what about someones child, someones mom or dad, or your best friend who trusted you to drive them home, can you live with that? No? Then think before you get behind the wheel, think while you are behind the wheel and maybe you never will have to live witht that.
welcome to my world


#57 Jun 28, 2007
I only hope that in some point in your life you look in the mirror like my child has to and see the same scars on your face that she sees! All because some moron decided to drive drunk.This child has years of surgery in front of her and lets not forget the mental damage that has been done. I guess in your case ignorance is bliss!

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