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August 2013 Archives

Alan Jackson's daughter charged with underage drinking

New York country music fans may be shocked to hear that Alan Jackson's daughter was taken into police custody after allegedly being involved in an altercation with an officer during a traffic stop. According to the officer's affidavit, she had been a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over. She reportedly exited the vehicle before striking the officer on the chest.

New York bus driver arrested for DWI sues police

A Long Island school bus driver who was falsely accused of DWI by the police has sued, claiming that their arrest delayed him getting medical treatment and caused harm to his reputation. The school bus driver, 48, from Deer Park, had four children on his bus when he drove it into a parked car in Farmingdale. While none of the children suffered any injury, paramedics on the scene said that the driver needed to be hospitalized. However, the police officer at the scene was certain that the driver was under the influence. Despite the driver passing three Breathalyzer tests, the driver was taken to the precinct on suspicion on driving while intoxicated.

Man charged with drunk driving after wrong-way crash in New York

A 32-year-old man was charged with drunk driving after he reportedly drove the wrong way on the Saw Mill River Parkway and ran into another car. The accident occurred around 5 p.m. on Route 119 in Elmsford on the parkway. Police were reportedly alerted to the scene when they received a 911 call from a driver who stated that a black BMW was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of the parkway just north of Ashford Avenue in Dobbs Ferry.

New York governor signs tough new DUI bill

Laws to combat drunk driving in New York became more strict after Governor Cuomo signed a bill on August 2 that strengthened Leandra's Law, which was passed in 2009. The 2009 law was named after a child who was killed in a car being driven by a drunk driver and made DUI a felony if children were present in the vehicle. The law also required interlock devices to be fitted to the cars of people convicted of DUI.

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