Two drivers in separate fatal incidents have been charged with DWI in Long Island. In November, a Brooklyn man was driving 130mph with a revoked license while under the influence of alcohol when he crashed into a tree and killed his passenger in Nassau County. A judge recently denied bail, and the man awaits trial on charges of vehicular manslaughter, among other felony charges. And early this morning, a woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after she killed another person in a head-on collision in Suffolk County. Both of these incidents are tragic reminders as to what can happen if a person decides to drink and drive. New York has some of the stiffest DUI and DWI penalties in the country to discourage this kind of behavior, but these incidents still happen with alarming regularity.
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