Bill would make driving with suspended license a felony

A local lawmaker is trying to crack down on drivers with suspended licenses who maim or kill others.

A new bill would make it a felony to injure or kill someone while driving with a suspended license in New York state.

A new bill would make it a felony to injure or kill someone while driving with a suspended license in New York state. (5/12/16)

MINEOLA - A local lawmaker is trying to crack down on drivers with suspended licenses who maim or kill others.

State Sen. Jack Martins, of Mineola, has just passed a bill in Albany that would make it a felony to injure or kill someone while driving with a suspended license.

Martins said violators have previously served only six months in prison, but his bill would increase that time to seven years.

"People shouldn't have a license to kill in this state," Martins said.

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