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Police: Driver in fatal accident had 30 license suspensions

February 17, 2017
Associated Press

COPIAGUE, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a Long Island man for driving with more than two dozen license suspensions after a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian.

Suffolk County police say 36-year-old Richard Turner of Massapequa was driving on Sunrise Highway in Copiague around 6:30 p.m. Thursday when he struck a pedestrian, Fausto Rodriguez. The 38-year-old Rodriguez, of Copiague, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A police investigation determined that Turner had 30 license suspensions. He's been charged with a felony, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Turner is being held overnight pending a court hearing on Friday. It wasn't immediately known if he's represented by a lawyer.

An investigation is continuing.



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