Recently, police in White Plains arrested a man for marijuana possession after observing him smoking a cigar in a park at night. The New York man was with two other men in their twenties. Police observed the three men smoking, and went in to stop them when one began to urinate in public. Police claim that the defendant then dropped the cigar to the ground.
The district attorney for Ontario County, New York, was recently honored by the New York chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the New York State Stop-DWI Foundation for his work in prosecuting DUI cases. The district attorney has been active in prosecuting DUI cases for over 24 years. Ontario County has had some of New York's highest DUI rates for 28 out of the previous 29 years, but the district attorney's office in the county has been diligently working to reduce the trend. During this time period, the average number of yearly fatalities stemming from drunk driving accidents has been reduced from fifteen to two. According to the prosecutor himself, Ontario County has assistant district attorneys who specialize in prosecuting drunk driving cases, which sets the county apart from most others in New York.
Police in New York recently arrested a 29-year old man from Upstate following a drug raid. The man was charged with drug possession, specifically, two felony counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance.