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"Special Statement" ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Thursday Feb.11 16,10:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Four People Arrested at Smithtown Sobriety Checkpoint

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Suffolk County Police arrested four people and seized one vehicle during an overnight sobriety checkpoint in the Smithtown area.

Smithtown, NY - August 23rd, 2014 - Suffolk County Police arrested four people and seized one vehicle during an overnight sobriety checkpoint in the Smithtown area.    

Police officers from the Suffolk County Highway Patrol Bureau conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Route 25 in Smithtown.  The operation was conducted for the prevention of injuries and fatalities associated with driving while intoxicated, particularly as a prelude to the Labor Day Weekend.  A total of 525 vehicles went through the checkpoint.

The following people were charged with Driving While Intoxicated:

  • Max Haller, 22, of Dianne Ave., Centereach
  • Keith Delauzon, 40, of Bond Lane, Nesconset

The following person was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs 

  • Taylor Tramazzo, 18, of Middle Drive, Lake Grove

The following person was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a D Felony, as a result of having two prior convictions for Driving While Intoxicated within the previous 10 years:

  • Richard Rodriguez, 41, of 0 Heritage Place S., Nesconset

The above individuals will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on August 23.

A criminal charge is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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