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Letter: Not enough proof of drunken driving

Nassau County police cars in Syosset on Dec.

Nassau County police cars in Syosset on Dec. 28, 2013. Credit: Jim Staubitser

So Nassau County is going to spend $1 million to restore a police selective enforcement team to catch intoxicated drivers ["DWI team restored," News, May 23].

This is not because since the disbanding of the special team there has been an increase in fatalities, accidents or incidents, but simply because the number of arrests has dropped.

Well, God forbid. Do District Attorney Kathleen Rice and County Executive Edward Mangano really measure the success of a holiday weekend by how many of their constituents they arrest and slap with fines? If so, they really should be voted out next election.

Chris Sorochin, Farmingdale
 

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