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August 2014 Archives

Cellphone app helps New York drivers avoid DWI charges

There is nothing wrong with partying and having a good time. When the partying involves alcohol, people who are driving should try to make plans to avoid having to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. A new app that is available on a variety of platforms aims to help drivers in New York avoid drinking and driving. The app is geared toward users who are 18 to 24 years old, but it can prove to be useful to all drivers who have had a little too much to drink.

2 drivers in New York face DWI charges in fatal accident

Drunk driving can lead to serious accidents. When an accident occurs that is caused by a driver who is allegedly drunk, criminal charges can be filed. In those cases, the driver who was allegedly drunk has the right to present a defense against the charges in an effort to clear his or her name or seek a favorable outcome. A recent accident in New York shows just how complex some cases involving allegedly drunk drivers can be.

Porsche destroyed in alleged DUI crash in New York

A man wrecked his Porsche in a crash in New York when he collided with a semi truck. The accident took place on the George Washington Bridge. Photos from the scene show the sports car, which is absolutely mangled, with the front end reduced to little more than twisted metal. The car is crushed all the way back to the front seats, the window is smashed, and one of the tires appears to have almost come all the way off of the vehicle.

New York woman facing multiple charges after firehouse crash

Some days, you're better off just staying home. That's probably how a 22-year-old New York woman feels about Aug. 4. Police say she was traveling westbound on Jericho Turnpike that evening when she drove over the center median, struck a car and then crashed into a Nassau County firehouse where she hit two fire trucks. Damage is reported to be in the thousands of dollars.

Governor Cuomo likely to sign harsh drunk driving bill into law

Drunk driving laws in New York might soon be changing. Governor Andrew Cuomo is likely to sign a law into effect that will put harsher penalties in place for people who are convicted of three DWI-related offenses. "Vince's Law" as it has been nicknamed would go into effect on Nov. 1 if the governor signs the measure into law.