In 2017, 134 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in Suffolk County. The leading cause of those crashes is drunk driving and the second leading cause is distracted driving.
When a motor vehicle crash involving serious physical injury or fatality occurs that may be criminal, an Assistant District Attorney from the Vehicular Crime Bureau is dispatched to the scene to assist police with the investigation. This hands-on approach ensures that prosecutors are involved from the time of the incident through criminal proceedings, which results in more effective, successful prosecutions.
The Vehicular Crime Bureau also conducts proactive outreach to prevent drunk, distracted and reckless driving, including the powerful “Choices and Consequences” school presentation program. Click here to learn more about “Choices and Consequences.”
Through education, in addition to the intensive investigation and prosecution of vehicular crimes, the District Attorney’s Office aims to make our roads safer for all motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.