ALONG THE LIE - Stranded vehicles were a common site on the Long Island Expressway today after snow blanketed the area.

It wasn't exactly an average day for Sgt. Chris Brockmeyer, a 13-year veteran of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department. Through the night and into the morning, the storm kept officers such as Brockmeyer busy, with calls ranging from a shutdown of the LIE because of piled-up snow to stalled motorist Eddy Nassin, of Great Neck, whose engine quit on his way back from a doctor's appointment.

But Brockmeyer says what really irks him are drivers who test their luck, including those who are reckless at the worst-possible time.

"You might have an SUV that will shoot out and cut vehicles off," Brockmeyer says.