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Smithtown man drove without interlock device, cops said

A Smithtown man stopped for speeding Friday on the Long Island Expressway was charged with driving without a license and an interlock device, Suffolk County police said.

Anthony Cook, 30, has had his license revoked seven times, police said.

His Chevrolet passed Highway Patrol Officer Howard Dwyer at a “high rate” of speed about 8 a.m. in the westbound lanes just before Exit 62 in Farmingville, police said.

Cook also had no brake lights, police said, and Dwyer pulled him over.

Cook, of Holly Lane, should have had an interlock device, which tests for any alcohol on his breath and only allows the car to start if the driver passes the breath test.

He was charged with operating a motor vehicle without an interlock device, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and other crimes. He was also issued several summonses, including one for speeding.

Cook was released on bail, police said.

Dwyer was on patrol as part of the Selective Intensified Traffic Enforcement team, which targets aggressive drivers in locations where there have been high rates of accidents and traffic violations.


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