- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A New York woman says in a lawsuit that her 29-year-old son died in a drunken driving crash because police decided not to arrest him on driving-while-intoxicated charges earlier that night.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1yYQ2gO) reports Kathi Fedden made the claims in a federal wrongful death lawsuit this week.

She says some officers were friendly with her son, Peter Fedden, because he owned a deli where he allowed officers to eat for $1.

The lawsuit says that when Peter Fedden was in a car crash in July 2013, officers drove him to his Commack home, even though he was “severely intoxicated” and visibly injured. Fedden later took his mother’s car and was killed in another crash that night.

Suffolk County officials didn’t comment, citing the litigation.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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