Two new laws make Westchester roads safer

Two new laws will make it easier for the state to prosecute drunken drivers and raise the penalty for drivers who leave the scene of a deadly crash.

One of the new bills ends the need for prosecutors to prove criminal negligence to charge a felony when a drunken driver hurts or kills someone. The second bill raises the potential sentence for drivers who leave the scene of a fatal accident.

Governor Pataki signed both laws at the Queens school, of an 11-year-old who went was killed by an alleged drunk driver.

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