NEW YORK – A Long Island man whose car was outfitted with an anti-drunken-driving device rented another car and crashed it while intoxicated, police said.
The 27-year-old driver is in critical condition after the wreck around 6 a.m. Sunday in Brentwood, the Stony Brook University Medical Center said.
The driver agreed after a previous DWI conviction to have his car equipped with an ignition interlock device, according to Suffolk County police. 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 he lost control of that car and hit a utility pole.
The suspect is expected to be arraigned on a DWI charge.
No telephone number could be found for the driver.