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Nearly 4K serial drunk drivers in NY banned for life
New York state has put nearly 4,000 serial DWI offenders on a one-way street to public transit for life since adopting harsher regulations three years ago, The Post has learned. Gov. Cuomo, who backed the permanent loss of driver’s licenses for the worst offenders, called the suspensions a boost for road safety. “We will not tolerate drivers who repeatedly put others in danger,” he said. “And these numbers show beyond a doubt that our effort to keep the roads safe is working.” In September 2012, the Department of Motor Vehicles began suspending the licenses of people who had racked up three or more DWI convictions in the past 25 years. The total number of licenses lifted since that time is 7,521. The worst drivers never get their licenses back. The state has permanently revoked licenses for 3,942 drivers who had five or more alcohol- or drug-related convictions in their lifetime. Some drivers with just three lifetime DWI convictions got a permanent ban if they also committed some other serious offense, such as causing a fatal accident or racking up 20 violation points in 25 years. “Our state’s tougher regulations keep habitual offenders off our roads so that law-abiding citizens can safely travel across our state,” said DMV Deputy Commissioner Terri Egan. In addition to the lifetime bans, 3,579 drunken or high drivers were denied applications for renewals for five years. Those motorists had three or four alcohol or drug convictions behind the wheel but no other serious offenses in the past 25 years. When they get their licenses back, the privilege is restricted so drivers can only legally commute to work or go to doctor’s appointments. Many are required to install a device that tests their sobriety before their cars will start. “As a state, we must continue to vigorously combat the problem of alcohol- or drug-impaired driving,” Egan explained. The state is launching an ad campaign, with announcements on billboards, television and radio, targeting impaired drivers in an attempt to reduce fatalities. There were 304,804 crashes in New York state in 2013, the most recent year for which statistics were available. Of those, 1,109 were fatal and 1,188 people were killed, according to a DMV report. Alcohol was a contributing factor in 7,587 accidents, including 132 that were fatal, and more than 4,000 injuries were blamed on drunken-driving statewide. Another 640 accidents, nine of them fatal and 359 with injuries, were due to illegal drugs, the report said. That same year, the NYPD investigated 52,621 accidents, 226 of them fatal, with a total of 295 people killed, according to state and city statistics.