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Grant Parpan, Paul Squire and Jen Nuzzo

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10/26/16 10:36am

Limo Driver Charged in Fatal Limo Crash
Charges have been dismissed in the case against the limousine driver involved in last summer’s crash that killed four young women on Route 48 in Cutchogue.

But in a statement Wednesday evening, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said prosecutors will “certainly appeal” the decision.

Carlos Pino, 59, of Old Bethpage, had been charged with criminally negligent homicide and other lesser charges, all of which have been dropped.

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Mattituck farmer Douglas Cooper in May, 2015, shortly before he was elected to an eighth term on the Mattituck-Cutchogue Board of Education. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Mattituck farmer Douglas Cooper in May, 2015, shortly before he was elected to an eighth term on the Mattituck-Cutchogue Board of Education. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo, file)

Douglas Cooper said the number of cashbox thefts at his Mattituck farm stand had grown significantly in the summer of 1995.

“It got to the point where it wasn’t once a week,” he told The Suffolk Times in an article published on Aug. 3 of that year. “It was every day.”  (more…)