Police: New York Man with Anti-DWI Device in DWI Crash

February 17, 2009

Police say a Long Island man whose car was outfitted with an anti-drunken-driving device rented another car and crashed it while intoxicated.

Police say 27-year-old Marvin Rice, Junior, of Shirley, lost control of a rental car in Brentwood Sunday morning and struck a utility pole.

Stony Brook University Medical Center says Rice is in critical condition.

Suffolk County police say the driver agreed after a previous DWI conviction to have his car equipped with an ignition interlock device. The “blow and go” technology tests for alcohol in a driver’s breath before letting the car start.

It’s unclear when he acquired the rental car, which had no such device.

Police say Rice will be arraigned on a DWI charge April 13 at First District Court in Central Islip.

No telephone number could be found for the driver

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