Place your hands behind your back and hand over the gummy bears

Police officers are ever expanding their definition of what constitutes an “open container.” These days, it could be a package of gummy bears. Earlier this month, police in another state arrested three young adults from New York who were traveling in a car together. The officers initially stopped the car over for a speeding violation. …

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Dutchess County officials ban together to stop drunk driving

Dutchess County officials have kicked off a STOP-DWI program called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The Dutchess County executives and legislators told residents not to “drink and drive. It’s just not worth the risk.” The joint initiative is an enhanced effort by authorities to make our roads safer and prevent fatalities caused by driving …

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Drugged Driving Arrests on the Rise in New York

For the past several years, authorities have focused a great deal of attention on drinking and driving. Lawmakers passed laws instituting increasingly strict penalties for DWI offenses and police have stepped up enforcement efforts. Officials are now turning their attention to a related matter: drugged driving. Arrests for driving while ability impaired by drugs, have …

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Leandra’s Law Increases Penalties for Some New York DWI Convictions

In November 2009, New York Gov. David A. Paterson signed the Child Passenger Protection Act into law. The Act, more commonly known as “Leandra’s Law” in honor of a girl who died in a drunk driving accident, made charges more severe for driving while intoxicated with children as passengers. Enhanced Penalties Leandra’s Law makes a …

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