Wrong-Way Wife's Husband Interviewed by Police

Friday, Aug 14, 2009  |  Updated 8:45 PM EDT
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Wrong-Way Wife's Husband Interviewed by Police

Diane Schuler was drunk and had high levels of marijuana in her system on the day she drove the wrong way on the Taconic and caused an accident that killed eight people, according to published reports.

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New York state police say they have conducted their first in-depth interview with the husband of a woman who drove the wrong way on a parkway in a minivan full of children and crashed head-on into an SUV, killing eight people.

Capt. Arthur Boyko won't reveal anything Daniel Schuler said during Friday's hour-long interview at state police headquarters in Hawthorne, not far from the scene of the Taconic State Parkway crash just north of New York City. Schuler's lawyer hasn't returned a telephone message seeking comment.

Schuler has disputed autopsy findings that his wife had been drinking and smoking marijuana on July 26 when she drove her minivan the wrong way for nearly two miles before the fiery wreck.

Diane Schuler, her daughter and three nieces in the minivan and three men in the SUV were killed.

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