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Six motorists were charged with driving while intoxicated as part of a joint effort to step up DWI enforcement in Long Beach during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, according to a Long Beach Police Department press release.
The release states that the LBPD, in connection with the Nassau County Safety Board Stop DWI Program, increased DWI enforcement along with directed patrols segregated in certain areas within the city during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. While Lt. Philip Ragona, commanding officer of the LBPD’s traffic division, reports the following six arrests:
- Brian Harris, 25, of Mineola was arrested and charged with driving while impaired by drugs on March 16.
- Adam Kiera, 26, of East Meadow was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (while talking on a cell phone) and unlawful possession of marijuana on March 16.
- Diana Dilorenzo, 31, of Long Beach was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on March 17.
- Casey Heyman, 28 from Long Beach was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on March 17.
- Stephen Miller, 26, of Mount Vernon, was charged with driving while intoxicated on March 17.
- Thomas Tomasello, 26, of Lynbrook was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and refusal to take a breath test on March 17.
Ragona stated that the police department will continue to execute DWI laws by conducting roadblocks and unmarked and directed patrol enforcement during the spring and summer. A LBPD public information officer said that the department does not release information on the location of the roadblocks.
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