L.I. Cops Arrest 2 More Wrong-Way Drivers for DWI

Arrests mark fourth and fifth wrong-way driving incidents this month

Thursday, Dec 9, 2010  |  Updated 4:16 PM EDT
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L.I. Cops Arrest 2 More Wrong-Way Drivers for DWI

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Police on Long Island have arrested two drivers in separate incidents for allegeldy driving drunk the wrong way on major highways.

The arrests are the fourth and fifth incidents of wrong-way driving in a month. Unlike the other incidents, however, neither arrest early Thursday involved accidents or injuries.

The first arrest involved a driver on the Long sland Expressway who was chased for several miles before being stopped in East Yaphank just after midnight.  According to Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco the alleged drunk driver had a blood alcohol level of 2.0 -- more than twice the legal limit.

About an hour later, another driver was stopped on Sunrise Highway in Shirley.

An off-duty NYPD officer was killed in a wrong-way crash on the Northern State Parkway on Nov. 15.

A day later, a woman was arrested on the LIE going the wrong way. Last Friday, a college administator crashed eluding a highway roadblock.

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