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Thursday, June 23, 2005

More road deaths

A Long Island couple were both killed yesterday by an SUV driver who drifted onto the shoulder of a road hitting a 21 year old woman and 40 year old man. The driver, who may have been high on drugs and who has 14 prior arrests, including several felony charges for selling and possessing drugs, tried to flee the scene, until a landscaping truck blocked his exit from the highway.

While trying to flee, he "continued driving 1,000 feet with the female victim embedded in his windshield, only stopping due to a witness who blocked his effort to leave the accident scene," said Bob Clifford, spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota.

Interestingly, the driver was arraigned Tuesday for leaving the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle while on drugs. No murder or manslaughter charges then?