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New DWI law could boost some LI businesses

A technician with Movin On Sound and Security

A technician with Movin On Sound and Security demonstrates how the Smart Start interlocking ignition device works, Tuesday, in Franklin Square. (Aug. 17, 2010) Credit: Howard Schnapp

  As New York law enforcement officials crack down on drunken drivers with a new state provision requiring ignition interlock devices for every convicted offender, Long Island businesses that deal with the devices are expecting to see a lot more customers.

The number of customers seeking to install the device has tripled in the past couple of weeks at an independent Goodyear in Amityville, said co-owner Dominic Minutoli. "Everybody and anybody is getting them. It's a sign of the times," he said Tuesday.

>> Read the full story by Sophia Chang and Yamiche Alcindor

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