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Felony DUI Archives

Man charged with vehicular homicide

New York residents may be interested in the story of a New Jersey man who stands accused of driving while under the influence and is charged with vehicular homicide for the death of his passenger when the car he was driving struck a telephone pole on Pennington Avenue on June 17. A second passenger was seriously injured, sustaining a broken collar bone, a broken rib and a punctured lung. The driver, who walked away from the scene after the incident, was later found by the police and taken into custody. Jersey City police allege that he later admitted that he'd driven the car at the time of the accident.

Judgment can become impaired after only one drink

A man with a long history of driving under the influence was arraigned in court recently for impaired driving. He caused an accident that completely paralyzed his passenger. He had four previous convictions in 1992, 1999, 2002 and 2003. Additionally, he was driving without a license and was uninsured. Because of the seriousness of the events and the dozen charges pending, including felony DUI, the man faces many years in prison. He was held on substantial bail.

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.

Off-duty officer helps nab DWI suspect

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can bring serious penalties for those who are caught. If the person causes an accident while intoxicated, then the penalties are compounded, especially if the person is charged with felony drunk driving. Anyone who is accused of driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired or another impairment-related charge should seek as much information about the charges and possible penalties as possible.

Carmel DWI results in the suspension of Pawling judge

Driving while intoxicated can have a devastating impact on the personal and professional life of anyone convicted of the charge. Legal consequences can include fines, jail time and license suspension or loss, but for many, they can also involve job loss. These consequences often become more severe for repeat drunk driving offenses.

Peekskill accident leads to DWI charge

In the state of New York, DWI offenses add up, with the penalty for each additional incident resulting in increased penalties. Felony drunk driving charges are the result of receiving a second DWI charge after being previously convicted of a drunk driving offense within the last 10 years. As a felony, a charge can carry larger fines, increased time behind bars and possible license revocation, penalties that one Scarsdale resident now faces due to a recent late-night accident.

Highland woman arrested for DWI with children in car

A DWAI arrest in the state of New York can result in punitive actions before the trial even begins. When there are children in the car, child protective services may become involved, evaluating the children's living circumstances to determine if they should remain in their present environments. Driving while impaired with children under the age of 16 in the car raises the seriousness of the offense, with the driver facing an automatic felony charge under the state's Leandra's Law, making it even more important for the driver to prepare a strong DWI defense.

Driver faces felony charge for second instance of DWI

Driving while intoxicated is a serious crime. When it leads to deaths, punishments and penalties can be severe, particularly if the driver has previous convictions. A repeat DWI offender in Poughkeepsie, or anywhere in New York, faces the possibility of larger fines, license revocation and possible jail time.

Repeat DWI offenders face tougher rules in New York

Stronger regulations against those facing DWI charges or those with DWI convictions are almost always popular, but can have huge impacts on the lives of those facing DWI charges. For that reason, those who have previously been convicted of drunk driving should be aware of a new rule that is now in effect in New York.

State police charge Dover golf cart driver with felony DWI

Many people are under the impression that they can only be charged with felony drunk driving if they are operating a larger automobile such as a truck or car. In actuality, driving even a golf cart while under the influence could result in a DWI charge. Recently, New York state police charged a Dover man with two felonies for allegedly driving a golf cart while intoxicated.

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