NY Toughens Law Against Drunken Driving


Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law making it a felony to drive drunk on a conditional license — a special permit meant for motorists who lose their licenses for drunken driving which is limited to essential trips such as going to work, school and medical appointments.

Driving drunk on a revoked license was already a felony, but doing it on a conditional license has only been a traffic infraction.