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Drunk Driving Charges Archives

Man charged for drunk driving and hit-and-run

On Jan. 21, a man in New York was accused of causing an accident and fleeing the scene after driving drunk with a child passenger in his car. The 30-year-old man was driving a 2010 Toyota in Hempstead at 2:35 a.m. when he struck a 2015 Toyota in a head-on collision. The accident happened while the defendant was making a right turn and the other driver was waiting at a red light.

Rare condition can cause people to get drunk without alcohol

Although it is extremely rare, New York residents may be interested to learn about a condition called auto-brewery syndrome. This occurs when a person's digestive system keeps too much yeast in the body. When a person with this syndrome eats a starch, the yeast and the carbohydrates from the starch can turn into ethanol. Essentially, a person may suffer the effects of alcohol, including a high blood-alcohol level, without drinking.

When out-of-state drivers get DWIs in New York

When out-of-state drivers are charged with DWIs in New York, they may face consequences in both New York as well as in their home states. Similarly, New Yorkers who are charged with DWIs in other states may face consequences in the states where they were charged with the DWIs as well as in New York.

18-year-old accused of DWI takes police cruiser

On Jan. 1, an 18-year-old New York man was taken into police custody after he took a police cruiser on a 13-mile joyride. According to the report, the teen took the vehicle after he had been taken into custody for driving his own car while intoxicated at about 2 a.m.

NSDUH data indicates that fewer Americans are driving drunk

Law enforcement agencies in New York and around the country have been clamping down on drunk driving, and these efforts combined with persuasive public awareness campaigns appear to be bearing fruit, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The NSDUH, which is released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, provides federal agencies with data concerning drug use and alcohol and tobacco consumption in the United States.

East Hampton man charged with felony DWI

A 51-year-old man in New York was charged for felony driving while intoxicated on Dec. 18. The man was stopped while he was driving in East Hampton at around 1:14 a.m. According to reports, the man has one prior conviction for drunk driving from 2014, and his driver's license is still suspended from that incident.

New York State Police announce holiday season DWI crackdown

New York motorists may wish to abstain from drinking during the holiday season if they hope to avoid getting into trouble with the law. The New York State Police kicked off its 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign on Dec. 16, and troopers will remain on high alert until the safety effort draws to a close on Jan. 1, 2017. In addition to drunk drivers, troopers will be clamping down on reckless behavior such as speeding and seat belt violations.

Facing a felony for DUI/DWI

New York drivers should know that some DUI/DWI charges can be classified as felonies. While a misdemeanor carries various penalties, those for a felony are generally much more serious. Knowing what constitutes felony DUI/DWI is important to help avoid those higher charges.

The dangers of drinking and driving over the holidays

The holidays are the time for celebration and meeting up with old friends and family. These celebrations, however, can take a bad turn if you drink and drive. Whether you are getting together with family at a party or escaping family events to hang out with friends at a bar, be careful if you drink before getting behind the wheel.

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