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May 2013 Archives

Buckle Up New York Campaign Leads to Driver's Arrest

On May 20, traffic police across the state of New York began cracking down on motorists neglecting their seatbelts. The efforts are a part of the Buckle Up New York campaign announced on May 14 by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The campaign will run through June 2 and has been fueled by stark nationwide statistics from 2011. That year, over half of the passenger fatalities in auto accidents were directly related to neglecting a seatbelt.

NTSB recommends more stringent drunk driving standards

Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued new blood alcohol content recommendations that, if adopted, could affect many New York state drivers. The lower standard limit is aimed at curbing the number of alcohol-related automobile deaths in the United States, estimated to be around 10,000 every year. In the words of the NTSB Chairman, drunk driving is a 'national epidemic."

Hudson Valley man accused of DWI and homicide following crash

A Hudson Valley man is being accused of homicide in the aftermath of an accident in which a motorcyclist died. According to police, the man had been driving at approximately 10:30 p.m. without his headlights and collided with the motorcycle. The motorcyclist died at a nearby hospital.

New York man accused of running red light while drunk

A 53-year-old man in Bronxville, New York ran a red light at the White Plains Road and Pondfield Road intersection. Police took the man's blood alcohol content level and say that it was double the legal limit of 0.08.

Supreme Court rejects DUI blood tests without warrant

New York residents may be interested to hear that the Supreme Court ruled that DUI blood tests administered without a warrant may not be considered in court rulings. Furthermore, it decreed that police usually must attempt to obtain a search warrant from a judge before ordering blood tests for suspects of drunk driving. The verdict stemmed from the case of a Missouri man who was subjected to a blood test without a warrant. The man was arrested in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, on a charge of drunk driving after a state trooper stopped his car for swerving and speeding. The man had two previous drunk driving convictions and refused to submit to a blood alcohol test. He failed numerous field sobriety tests, and the arresting officer said that his words were slurred and that he was very unsteady on his feet. 

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