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December 2017 Archives

Driver licenses may be suspended or revoked by the DMV

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles may suspend or revoke a person's driver license if he or she is convicted of multiple traffic violations or a single serious violation. It is illegal for an individual to drive while his or her driver license is revoked or suspended. In the state of New York, there are two categories of suspension: definite and indefinite. A driver license may be revoked for a number of reasons.

Driver faces DWI charges following collision with house

In New York State, a man is facing DWI and criminal mischief charges after crashing his pickup truck into a tree, two lawnmowers and a house in the town of Schoharie on Dec. 2. According to law enforcement officials, the 54-year-old man was allegedly intoxicated when the incident occurred. News reports indicate that police were called to the scene on Barton Hill Road shortly after 11:35 p.m.

Actor faces DUI charge after smoking marijuana

An actor who appears in the Showtime series "Shameless" is now facing a DUI charge, and fans who live in the state of New York may want to know more. The case, which is unfolding on the opposite side of the country, involves 18-year-old Ethan Cutkosky, who portrays the second-youngest Gallagher kid on the show. According to media sources, Cutkosky was driving an orange BMW when he was taken into custody following a traffic stop on Nov. 2.

Penn. Supreme Court rejects DWI stop based on stopping to use GPS

Whenever the police decide to pull someone over or, they must have a reasonable, articulable suspicion that a traffic violation or other offense has been committed or that an emergency exists. This is true in every state because the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that it is required by the federal Constitution. The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. That includes unreasonable traffic stops -- and instances where an officer keeps a driver from leaving.

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