If you're preparing to leave a party, and you're tripping over the furniture or seeing two of everyone, you likely realize that you're in no condition to drive. If you don't, and you're fortunate, someone else will recognize it, take your keys away and order an Uber.
Law enforcement video of the arrest of a former New York Giants player has just been made public. Barry Cofield, a former defensive lineman, was arrested last July 3 in Florida after a police pursuit.
In DWI cases, it's sometimes the reality that the person who caused the accident needs help through alternative means rather than through a prison sentence. Drug addiction or alcohol addiction treatment can often provide better assistance to the person who caused a DWI than prison can.
If you have been convicted of a DUI in New York, but you had a good reason to believe that you were not, in fact, over the limit, you will probably be confused as to why the Breathalyzer test showed that you were over the legal limit.
A 20-year-old Copiague man was stopped after allegedly committing several traffic violations early in the morning on Feb. 22. He was later taken into custody on a variety of charges including bribery, aggravated driving while intoxicated (DWI) and criminal impersonation.
Did you know that many household items have alcohol in them? One of those items, vanilla extract, is often used by people who love to cook. It has a wonderfully sweet aroma, and you wouldn't ever think that it could cause problems like DUIs.
Most drivers in the state of New York clearly understand the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol. However, many do not realize that the legal consequences become much more severe when a person is found to be driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs at the same time.
As winter gets more intense and the holidays approach, the police in New York have decided to take a stand against drinking and driving by increasing the number of sobriety checkpoints throughout the state.
If you were pulled over by law enforcement officials in the state of New York, it is likely that you were asked to perform a Breathalyzer test at the scene. The results of this Breathalyzer test will have provided an estimated indication of whether your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was over the legal limit.
Multiple times throughout the year, there will be checkpoints put in place to catch drivers who might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These can pop up just about anywhere throughout Long Island and the rest of New York. Do you know what to expect when pulled into a DUI checkpoint? If not, it's time to learn all about the DUI checkpoint so you are prepared.