Walk held in Holtsville to raise money for DWI checkpoint

Students from Eastern Suffolk BOCES held a walk-a-thon today to raise money to set up a DWI checkpoint in honor of a police officer who

HOLTSVILLE - Students from Eastern Suffolk BOCES held a walk-a-thon today to raise money to set up a DWI checkpoint in honor of a police officer who was killed by a drunken driver.

Authorities say Suffolk police officer Glenn Ciano was killed in 2009 when Jose Borbon struck him with his vehicle in Commack. According to prosecutors, Borbon was drunk at the time.

Organizers of today's mile-long walk in Holtsville Park say they need to raise about $4,000 to set up the DWI checkpoint in Ciano's name.

The second purpose of today's event was to raise awareness about the dangers of distractive driving. Prosecutors say besides being drunk, Borbon was talking on his cell phone when he hit and killed Ciano.

"This is support to me," says Ciano's widow, Susan, who took part in the walk. "Remembering my husband and doing something wonderful in his name."

Borbon was sentenced to one-and-a-third to four years. Susan Ciano says Borbon is expected to be released in October.

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