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.
A 32-year-old While Plains man was arrested last weekend after speeding into a tree with his Volkswagen Beetle. It happened a little after 9 p.m. Friday in the Town of Pawling. The force of his vehicle completely uprooted the tree causing his car to flip into a resident's driveway where it hit another tree. The man was trapped upside down in his car but held in place by his seatbelt. He was unconscious and his airway was damaged. He was extricated from the wreck by New York State police, Dutchess County Sheriff deputies and Pawling firefighters.