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In New York, the prosecution of sober drivers who disregard minor traffic regulations and cause the death or physical injury of other motorists, pedestrians or bicyclists, has been criticized as weak or non-existent. This is due, in large part, to a small patchwork of laws that only provide prosecutors with a limited opportunity to ascribe criminal culpability to acts of vehicular violence. That, however, may be changing.

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