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‘Persistently dangerous drivers’ fight regulations

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Motorists deemed “persistently dangerous drivers” by the state for racking up alcohol-related offenses are challenging new regulations designed to keep them from regaining their driver’s licenses for years or even for life. Dozens of lawsuits filed in state Supreme Court in Albany County against the Department of Motor Vehicles and DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala allege the regulations enacted last year are unconstitutional because they conflict with existing vehicle and traffic law and were applied retroactively. ...

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July 24, 2013
7:49 a.m.

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I find it hard to feel sorry for people who are so self-absorbed that they repeatedly put everyone's life at risk by driving drunk. How many children and families have been killed or seriously injured by people such as these over the years? New York was more than happy to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners for the supposed sake of the public good, despite the fact that owning a gun is explicitly protected by the Constitution under the Bill of Rights. However, I don't recall seeing the right to operate a motor vehicle mentioned in the Bill of Rights - it is a privilege. These arrogant people are a serious danger to the public, and they should all have their driving privileges revoked permanently.