Friday, 21 September 2012 00:00
While I was driving west on Boundary Avenue at the intersection of Rt. 135 in Massapequa on Sept. 14, a man driving east in a Town of Oyster Bay Code Enforcement car quite clearly had a cell phone in his ear in violation of Nassau County law, which requires a hands-free device.
Having recently been rear-ended at a high rate of speed by a distracted driver, I am especially concerned that a town employee whose job it is to enforce town codes would deliberately violate the law while on duty for the town.
As soon as I returned home, I notified the town by phone with all the particulars, including the serial number of the town vehicle. I was asked for my phone number, which I agreed to give on the condition that I would be notified as to what action had been taken against that employee.
I will write you again if I do indeed hear back from the town. If I do not, you can be sure that I will follow up with the appropriate Town Commissioner myself.