Drunk driving is never a good idea. When there is snow on the ground, that statement is even more accurate. A recent story that hit the media about an alleged drunk driver hammers that point home. Our New York readers might be interested in reading a bit about this fatal accident.
The accident occurred on Interstate 90 near mile marker 404. A man was driving east along the roadway when he slammed into the back of a New York State Thruway Authority snowplow. Both of the vehicles were traveling in the passing lane. The driver of the car suffered only minor injuries, but his passenger was killed. The driver of the snowplow wasn’t hurt.
The man who was driving the vehicle has to deal with the loss of his passenger. He also has to deal with the criminal justice system because he was arrested on several charges, including following too closely, third degree aggravated unlicensed operator, DWI, and speed not reasonable and prudent for conditions. Other charges are pending against the man.
This man, as well as anyone else who is facing criminal charges, has the right to offer a defense against the charges. Knowing how to plead to those charges and understanding your options for fighting the charges can help you to decide on a plan of action to handle your case.
Drunk driving charges in New York are very serious, especially if someone is injured or killed in an accident that is linked to the drunk driving. With that in mind, you can imagine how important it is for anyone facing these types of charges to have the best defense possible.
Source: ABC 7, “Drunk driver hits plow, killing his passenger” Jaclyn Asztalos, Feb. 13, 2015