Long Island Jury Acquits Intoxicated Defendant Finding He Did Not Operate His Car

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., May 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Long Island jury found Bernie Kompancaril not guilty of all charges today saying that the state failed to prove that Mr. Kompancaril was operating his car in the early morning hours of Dec. 21, 2006. Long Island attorney Bruce L. Roistacher, who represented Mr. Kompancaril, argued that it’s not illegal to drink in a parked car in a parking lot if the driver has no present intention to drive or operate his car.