People across the state are likely to travel to see friends and family
over the extended Thanksgiving weekend. While families are meeting for
celebrations with loved ones, police in New York are likely going to be
out in full force, patrolling the state's roadways.
According to a recent article in the New York Post, State Police will be
working to pull over drivers that they suspect of texting-while-driving,
drunk driving, and speeding, throughout the weekend. Police may use large,
unmarked SUVs to spot texting drivers. These traffic violations can not
only cost a person money, but they can put a dent in their holiday weekend.
According to the report, traffic stops for cell phone-related violations
had increased drastically in the past year.
Drunk driving charges can result in a large fine, as well as a loss of
driving privileges. These penalties might increase, depending on how many
prior offenses a person might have had. If a person is underage and pulled
over for drunk driving, they could face penalties that could follow them
for the rest of their lives.
Speaking with an experienced New York attorney who has experience handling
drunk driving and other traffic related allegations might be a wise decision
for anyone who is pulled over during the holiday season.
Police might have aggressive goals, that could result in unfair stops by
police. Officers might sometimes pull a person over in violation of that
person's rights, and then try to get a person to admit to committing
a traffic violation.
Source: New York Post, "
Police target drunk, texting drivers," Rebecca Harshbarger, Nov. 26, 2013