Everybody speeds once in a while. Maybe you're running late to work or have to catch a flight and decide it's worth the risk to go a few miles above the speed limit to be on time. After all, most people who speed don't get caught. Those who do, however, face expensive fines. Moreover, car accidents resulting from speeding violations can lead to serious negative legal consequences.
In the state of New York, DWI offenses add up, with the penalty for each additional incident resulting in increased penalties. Felony drunk driving charges are the result of receiving a second DWI charge after being previously convicted of a drunk driving offense within the last 10 years. As a felony, a charge can carry larger fines, increased time behind bars and possible license revocation, penalties that one Scarsdale resident now faces due to a recent late-night accident.
An individual who is convicted of a traffic offense may be subject to penalties such as fines and the loss of driving privileges for a period of time. These penalties can become more severe when a suspect crashes a vehicle or flees from police.
Poughkeepsie readers may have heard of a recent accident in the nearby town of Gallatin. Five teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19, including the driver of the vehicle, were hospitalized after the Toyota Camry in which they were traveling went off the road and rolled over into a nearby wooded area.