Most New Yorkers understand the dangers of drunken driving. Because alcohol impairs a person's ability to think carefully and clearly, poor judgments and bad decisions can result from a night of drinking.
In all states, including New York, law enforcement officials use different methods to apprehend drivers who could be driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of drugs. Drivers should note that they can be pulled over if officers see any probable cause or sign of intoxication.
Drunk driving is strictly prohibited in the United States. Each state has its own unique set of penalties that are imposed on those arrested for drunk driving. New York has some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the country. Readers should note that anyone, regardless of social status or government affiliation can be arrested for DUI, which is the case of an NYPD officer who was recently charged with DUI after being involved in a minor accident.
Being charged with drunk driving can be a difficult situation for any New York resident. However, for particular residents, like those working in law enforcement, charges can be even more severe, threatening their job and standing in the community.
Lightning rarely strikes the same spot twice, but when it does, the effects are rarely pleasant to anyone near the strike. Take the case of an Oneonta man who recently earned not one, but two DWI charges on the same night and at the same location.
New York does not tolerate drunk driving on its streets. And despite the fact that drunk driving is considered a serious offense and carries significant penalties, the state still has its fair share of alcohol-related incidents. When one finds him or herself charged with a drunk driving crime, it can be life-altering. A recent DUI incident can help serve as an example.
Just about every driver in New York has made a mistake behind the wheel. Some of these slipups are minor like forgetting to use a blinker or slightly speeding, while others are major such as driving the wrong way. When one makes a major driving mistake, the police are more likely to take note and react. Sometimes when these drivers are stopped, they are accused of drunk driving.
Recently, a 26-year old man in White Plains was pulled over by police on suspicion of driving under the influence. The driver was allegedly found by law enforcement sleeping on the wheel of his car, which was parked three feet from the curb with the engine running.
The New York state police have recently announced that they will be conducting an amped-up DWI enforcement campaign in order to reduce risk to motorists. The campaign is part of a nationwide "Drive sober or be pulled over" campaign by law enforcement to catch DUI offenders.
Long Island police recently arrested a 30-year old man for drunk driving after he allegedly crashed his car into a house. Law enforcement officials stated that the man drove his car off the road in Bellmore, New York, drove through a fence, and crashed into the side of a house. The man's car was reportedly seen sticking halfway onto the lawn of the house. The man was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), reckless driving, and assault. The man and a passenger were reportedly trapped inside the car as a result of the accident and were treated for head injuries. The occupants of the house were not harmed.