Spota urges countywide crackdown on reckless driving

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota called for a crackdown on reckless driving across the county Thursday. The call was prompted in part by last week?s crash in West Hempstead that killed two

News 12 Staff

Apr 18, 2008, 11:43 PM

Updated 5,934 days ago

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Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota called for a crackdown on reckless driving across the county Thursday.
The call was prompted in part by last week?s crash in West Hempstead that killed two high school students. Police say the driver was speeding and crossed over the double yellow lines before he crashed into a pole.
Spota wants reckless drivers arrested and their cars confiscated. He says he wants accidents caused by irresponsible drivers to stop.
Some residents say Spota?s idea is on the mark, while others say it?s too harsh.
Spota is also calling on county school districts to prohibit students from leaving campus during the school day. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice is doing the same.
West Hempstead High School has suspended its open campus policy. The board plans to meet to discuss the policy.


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