Albany: State Senator Accused of D.W.I.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
State Sen. John D. Sabini was arrested early yesterday and charged with driving while intoxicated after he failed to signal a turn and drove down the center of an Albany street, the police said. Mr. Sabini, 50, a Queens Democrat, was pulled over shortly after 1 a.m. after an officer saw his car make the turn, a police spokesman, Detective James Miller, said. Mr. Sabini failed several field sobriety tests and twice refused to take a breath test, Detective Miller said. Calls to Mr. Sabini’s office were not immediately returned last night.
From the NY Post:
"He had an odor of alcohol beverage on him, had slurred speech, had glassy and red eyes and impaired motor skills," Miller said.
Sabini, a former city councilman, represents parts of Corona, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Woodside. He was given an Oct. 4 arraignment date in Albany City Court.
Glad to see he's continuing a proud Queens tradition.