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Mothers Against Drunk Driving
State Police in Cortlandt say they arrested a Cortlandt Manor man for allegedly driving drunk with several kids in the car. According to police, Randy Gordineer was stopped on Route 6on Saturday August 14 in the Town of Cortlandt for a traffic infaction when the trooper determined that the driver appeared to be intoxicated. He was arrested and charged with Felony DWI unde rLeandra's law, after they determined he had a blood alcohol level of .15%.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Westchester County today pushing a bill that would fund research for a technology that would literally prevent drunk drivers from starting a car and driving.Schumer was joined by the Westchester Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) as well as family members who were victims of a drunk driver to push for the so-called "ROADS SAFE Act" (The Research of Alcohol Detection Systems for Stopping Alcohol-related Fatalities Everywhere Act)
The measure, which is co-sponsored by Schumer, would authorize $12 million in annual funding for five years from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's budget, money already appropriated for road safety initiatives, to fund and fine tune the technology. Currently some devices exist to stop drunk driving, but Schumer says the devices could be easily manipulated to allow a drunk driver to get behind a wheel. This legislation, he says, would promote innovations that create a fail-safe device so that no drunk driver can start their car.
Technologies are being explored that would determine a driver's level of intoxication either through a breathalyzer-type device, or a device which would measure a person's blood alcohol level through their hands on the steering wheel.
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