New York Republican Gov. George Pataki has vetoed a measureopposed by insurance groups that would have required carriers toprovide no-fault auto insurance benefits for drunk drivers'emergency medical treatment.

The governor's action came late Tuesday night only hours beforea midnight deadline for a veto.

Sponsored by Sen. John Bonacic, R-Mt. Hope, the measure wasopposed by the New York Insurance Association and AmericanInsurance Association, who said its effect would be to raise ratesfor good drivers.

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