Recent Posts in Drunk driving Category

  • What is a DWAI?

    || 31-Aug-2015

    Most people know that a DWI results if their blood alcohol level is a.08 and above. However, what most people do not know is that a lesser offense to a DWI is a DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired). A DWAI results when an individual has a blood alcohol level of a.05 to a.07. While a DWAI is a violation and not a misdemeanor the same result occurs with a license. A conviction can cause an ...
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  • Local traffic stops lead to arrests in Duchess County

    || 21-Mar-2014

    According to local authorities in Duchess County, New York, 15 drivers were arrested over St. Patrick’s Day week. All of the arrests involved impaired driving charges. However, there was variety within those arrests. For example, only four were felonies. Some of those arrested also face traffic violation charges, such as one 50-year old woman from Ellenville who was charged with unlicensed ...
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  • New York man accused of drunk driving

    || 21-Feb-2014

    A man is in custody following a minor car accident in the early morning of Feb. 15, local sources have reported. The central New York man was arrested by police after allegedly rear-ending a stopped sheriff's vehicle. He has been charged with drunk driving and a number of smaller infractions and is currently awaiting trial. Reports indicate that a local sheriff's officer had activated his ...
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  • New York woman accused of drunk driving, crashing into car

    || 24-Jan-2014

    In New York, a conviction on a drunk driving charge could mean a suspended license and jail time, not to mention the impact to an individual's personal and professional life. Various circumstances could make the penalties more severe. Following a recent car accident in Clay, a 50-year-old woman now faces allegations of drunk driving and other traffic violations. Four people were injured in the ...
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  • Police to increase DUI enforcement over Thanksgiving in New York

    || 26-Nov-2013

    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 ...
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  • Now illegal for NY truckers to text or call while driving

    || 14-Nov-2013

    When sitting at a stoplight or in a traffic jam, it can be tempting for many people to glance at their phone. Some people send a quick text message, and others might place a call as the traffic crawls along. While this is tempting, especially for truck and commercial drivers who are often on the road all day, it is now illegal in New York for commercial drivers to send text messages or call using ...
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