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October 2013 Archives

What happens if you refuse a breath test in New York?

When you get pulled over for alleged drunk driving in New York, there are several procedures the police officer will follow. He or she may ask you some questions about whether you have been drinking. The officer may ask you to step out of the car and perform a field sobriety test. Then, the officer may ask you to submit to a chemical test, whether by breath, saliva, blood or urine. 

Legal blood-alcohol content lower for commercial vehicle drivers

In New York, it is common knowledge that the legal blood-alcohol content limit is 0.08 percent. If you are pulled over and a breath test shows that your BAC is above that number, you could be facing drunk driving charges. Did you know, however, that there are different rules for certain drivers? 

Man faces DWI after going wrong way on Long Island Expressway

Suffolk County Police are trained to spot even the smallest signs that a driver may be intoxicated behind the wheel. Whether they notice a slight misstep like an incomplete stop at a stop sign or more obvious signs like swerving across road lines, police will not hesitate to pull a driver over. When they do, a driver could end up facing serious charges. This is exactly what happened to one man from Medford last week.