There are some things that are best left undone. Driving while under the influence of alcohol is one of those things. However, some instances occur in which it seems necessary to drive after drinking. For one chemist in New York, making the decision to drive after drinking might have some serious consequences.
The incident occurred around 4:45 Saturday morning when the 42-year-old man was driving his Audi near the World Trade Center site. The man, who has patented four adhesives, was driving against the flow of traffic on West St. when he was stopped by the Port Authority police. After being stopped near Liberty St., the chemist failed a Breathalyzer test. He was arrested on reckless and drunken driving charges.
In an area that is pedestrian friendly, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol isn’t generally a good idea. For any driver, even one that is under the influence of those substances, driving against the flow of traffic or failing to obey traffic laws is likely going to garner attention from the police. That attention might lead to tickets or criminal charges.
If you have been caught in the unfortunate situation of driving while you are under the influence and now face DWI charges, you might be facing some serious consequences. It is important that you understand the charges against you and the potential consequences of your actions. Seeking the assistance of a New York defense attorney who is experienced in DWI cases can help you to understand your charges and consequences. You can also obtain help to determine how to answer those charges.
Source: New York Daily News, “Chemist charged with driving drunk against traffic in Manhattan” Thomas Tracy, Jan. 12, 2014