Drunk Driving Charges

Poughkeepsie sobriety checkpoint results in multiple arrests

Eight people were arrested in Poughkeepsie over the weekend for driving while impaired as a result of a sobriety checkpoint on U.S. Route 9. Drunk driving is a serious crime punishable by fines and even jail time. The individuals who were arrested now face criminal charges that may affect their future right to a operate …

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New York man faces drunk driving charges after home collision

Readers in Poughkeepsie may be interested in the recent DWI charges filed against a Long Island man. The man reportedly drove into a home in his neighborhood on Aug. 13. Though nobody was injured, significant damage was done to the property. In addition to the couple who owns the property, two children and a family …

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UFC champion sentenced in New York DWI case

As New York residents know, DWI cases can have long-term consequences for defendants who are convicted. However, not everyone who is accused of driving while intoxicated is guilty, and every person facing such charges deserves a strong criminal defense. Our readers in the Poughkeepsie area may have heard that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones …

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Jason Kidd refused breath test in Long Island DWI arrest

Our readers may have heard the recent news about New York Knick Jason Kidd being arrested for DWI after crashing his 2010 Cadillac Escalade into a utility pole in Water Mill, a small community in the Hamptons. Kidd received treatment for minor crash-related injuries, and the police released him without bail. He is due to …

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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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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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