Cops: Man With 23 Suspensions, Revoked License, Drove Drunk

Officers spotted man who they say had multiple DWI convictions blowing a red light on Route 83.

A 53-year old Lake Ronkonkoma man who, according to police, has had his license suspended 23 times and was driving with a license already revoked for multiple DWI-offenses, was arrested on DWI charges after Suffolk County Police pulled him over in Mount Sinai early Thursday morning.

At about 1:45 a.m., Steven Turner, from the Suffolk County Police Safe-T Section, said he saw a 1994 Chevrolet pick-up truck making a left turn through a red light at the intersection of Route 83 and Coram-Mt. Sinai Road and then driving erratically in the westbound lane of Route 25A.

After he was pulled over, police said they discovered that Kurt A. Knoernschild had his driving privileges revoked from previous DWI convictions along with 23 other suspensions on his license. He was charged with DWI and operating a motor vehicle without a license, both felonies.

The pick-up was seized based on his prior DWI convictions and he was taken to the Sixth Precinct, according to a police report. Knoernschild will be arraigned on Thursday in First District Court in Central Islip.

Eileen Toscano May 17, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Take the key,lock him up,throw away the key!!!!!!
Chuck May 17, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Those caught driving with multiple suspensions need to serve serious jail time....not 6 months or the suspended sentences they routinely get, but more like 3 to 5 years incarceration with no possibility orf parole. Since they are generally non-violent, chain-gang duty cleaning up our roads and the LIRR right-of-way would be a great idea.
K. May 17, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Those might be union-jobs; can't let just anyone do them for free!
Lew Chipp May 17, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Why are they just getting around to taking his truck and locking him up?
MP Majority May 17, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Yeah Chuck, you certainly have the right idea there.


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