During the early morning hours of March 13 in Smithtown, a 36-year-old woman from Kings Park was allegedly driving drunk while heading north on Route 25A. Shortly after 12 a.m., the Long Island woman apparently crossed over the center divider and into the southbound lanes. She hit a Toyota Camry head-on that was being driven by a 59-year-old Island Park man.
Many New York residents are troubled when they learn about the 30 deaths that occur daily due to impaired driving. Car accidents due to drunk driving run up more than $59 billion in costs each year.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, a suspected DWI head-on collision claimed the life of a man on Dec. 6. The accident allegedly occurred on Route 25.
A New York man has been charged with drunk driving following a car crash that took the life of his passenger on Oct. 4. The incident occurred shortly before 6 a.m. in Brentwood.