Cops: DUI Driver Used Rental Car to Avoid Breath Test

Suspect gets second DUI in 4 Years

A drunken driver who had crashed into a pole rented the car in order to avoid the court-mandated breath analyzer system in his own vehicle, police on Long Island said.

Investigators said 27-year-old Marvin Rice Jr., of Shirley, lost control of a rental car in Brentwood Sunday morning and struck a pole. He was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Authorities said Rice was convicted in 2005 of drunken driving and had agreed to participate in an ignition-lock program which requires drivers to submit a breath test before starting the vehicle.

Rice will be arraigned April 13 in Central Islip.

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