n an aggravating sort of way, it’s amazing that people still get behind the wheel of a car when they have had too much to drink. We know all the risks, and we know so much more now about how great an effect alcohol has on our driving ability. Obviously if you drive with an alcohol level that exceeds 0.08, you will not be as responsive or as safe a driver as you would be if you had a blood alcohol content of 0.00.

And yet day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year, we see drunk driving accidents. These wrecks claim lives all over the state of New York and all across the country, and they alter the lives of countless others who are seriously injured in the wrecks.

Here we are today, talking about yet another fatal wreck that involved a drunk driver. The victim was a pedestrian who was just trying to cross the street to get to work. The pedestrian, who was described as an elderly man, was struck by a car being driven by an intoxicated person at 7:30 in the morning. The driver remained on the scene and was arrested for his recklessness.

Another factor involved in this wreck is the safety of the road where the accident occurred. Apparently 12 deaths have occurred on the road over the past two years, and many people who know of the road — Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown — say these wrecks happen all too often.

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