Accident leads to drunk driving charges in New York

| Jan 2, 2014 | Breath Test Refusal

Drunk driving is dangerous for you and others, so if you’re stopped while driving under the influence, it’s likely that the police won’t let you walk away from an arrest. Although you may find yourself in trouble, drunk driving charges can be successfully defended against. If you’re facing these charges, you may want to consider speaking to an attorney about ways to protect your reputation and rights while your case is pending.

A Dec. 30 report states that a man from Las Cruces, New Mexico, was stopped and arrested in New York after he was allegedly in an accident while he was intoxicated. According to the news, the accident took place on West Mill Street in the Village of Castile. It was early in the morning, around 3:00 a.m, when the officers reported to the scene.

According to the news, the 29-year-old man was arrested at the scene of the accident, and he was charged with three counts of drunk driving. He had a blood alcohol reading of greater than 0.18 percent, according to the police records, and the reports claim the man would not give a breath test sample at the scene of the accident. He was moved to the Wyoming County Jail, and New York State troopers were at the scene to continue the investigation.

You have rights when it comes to driving. If you’re involved in an accident and are asked to participate in a breath test, you can refuse without it meaning you’re guilty. If you’re worried about what refusing a test means for your future, you may want to seek legal help and guidance.

Source: The Buffalo News, “New Mexico man arrested for drunken driving in Castile” No author given, Dec. 30, 2013