No matter what crime an individual has been accused of, it is never a good idea to run from authorities. Running can be seen as presumptive of guilt, even if the person flees out of fear and not because a crime has actually been committed. In any case, trying to elude police can certainly make a bad situation worse, which one New York man recently discovered when he was arrested and charged with DWI.
The penalties for a DWI conviction in New York are already very serious, adversely affecting peoples' driving privileges, careers and personal freedoms. But two New York legislators have proposed a bill that would make penalties for repeat DWI convictions even more severe.