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Letter: Not tough enough on repeat DWI

Negroni, made with Campari, gin and sweet vermouth,

Negroni, made with Campari, gin and sweet vermouth, is a classic cocktail at The Stissing House in Pine Plains. Photo Credit: Grant Cornett

Your article regarding the sixth arrest for a Commack man simply and clearly illustrates the problems with laws against driving while intoxicated ["Sixth DWI charge for man after crashing vehicle," News, April 13]. Five arrests previously? Why was this man even on the street?

I wonder if these repeat offenders cause the majority of fatal accidents. There should be zero tolerance regarding repeat offenders.

I own a restaurant pub in Suffolk County, and I have zero tolerance for customers who arrive intoxicated. They are offered food and nonalcoholic beverages. We're also "best friends" with the local taxi company and the police precinct. Over-served people are given few options in my pub.

Billy Hoest, Greenlawn


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