Driver Who Killed Pedestrian Had 30 License Suspensions: PD

Police have arrested a Long Island man for driving with more than two dozen license suspensions after a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian.

Suffolk County police say 36-year-old Richard Turner of Massapequa was driving on Sunrise Highway in Copiague around 6:30 p.m. Thursday when he struck a pedestrian, Fausto Rodriguez.

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Rodriguez, 38, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A police investigation determined that Turner had 30 license suspensions. He’s been charged with a felony, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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Turner is being held overnight pending a court hearing on Friday. It wasn’t immediately known if he’s represented by a lawyer.

An investigation is ongoing. 

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