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Drunk Driving Charges Archives

NBA's Kidd contests DWI charge

NBA basketball player Jason Kidd's lawyer has stated that Kidd plans to vigorously fight DWI charges stemming from an incident in July. Kidd announced this course of action during a hearing at the Southampton Town Court on Long Island. The court appearance was only procedural, and he will have to appear in court again to defend himself against the 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 motor vehicle.

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 friend were asleep in the home at the time of the crash.

Peekskill man faces DWI charges

When a person is accused of driving under the influence, he or she needs a strong criminal defense to prevent a conviction. Sometimes additional charges are levied with the drunk driving charge, which may make a judge or jury less sympathetic to the defendant. In these cases, it is important that a criminal defense seeks to show that the accused was improperly charged or that there were extenuating circumstances.

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.

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 appear in court at an unknown date.

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.

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."

Avoid DWI with the old 'one lung' trick?

While this little story comes to us from outside our Dutchess County area, it was too good not to bring to your attention. A couple weeks ago a Brooklyn man seems to have avoided drunk driving charges by claiming he only had one lung. Without enough lung capacity, police were unable to obtain a blood alcohol content reading on their breathalyzer. Police tried to administer the test repeatedly during the arrest, but none produced complete or positive results.

Weekly DWI checkpoints throughout New York

New York is one of 38 states that conduct checkpoints to canvass drivers who may be operating their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The other 12 states do not conduct sobriety checkpoints because they are prohibited by law, based on that state's interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. In Alaska, officers do not conduct checkpoints because the legislature simply has not given them authority to do so.

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