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Drunk Driving Charges Archives

Could police crackdown mean DWI fireworks this holiday?

America's War of Independence won this nation's freedom from the king of England. We celebrate the birth of our nation this weekend and police are promising to be out in force. Their goal will be to keep the roads free of suspected drunk drivers. That suggests that red, white and blue lights will be visible across the Hudson Valley and they won't all be from fireworks.

DWI isn't something to be proud of, despite what celebs might say

When Luke Skywalker blasts his first imperial TIE fighter to smithereens in "Star Wars," he cheers. To which Han Solo sarcastically remarks, "Great, kid. Don't get cocky." That may be advice that a lot of people might do well to take to heart.

Holiday may be right time to remember high cost of DWI

Police throughout New York are always on the lookout for suspected drunk driving. That diligence is even higher during any given holiday of the year, and with Memorial Day being the kickoff to a summer long awaited after a hard cold winter, law enforcement may be particularly watchful this weekend.

Appeals process returns drunk driving case to lower court

For anyone who has never been faced with the prospect, drunk driving charges might not seem to be that big a deal. The truth of the matter is that New York law is pretty harsh and conviction on a driving while intoxicated charge can end up being life-altering -- and not in a good way.

New York woman charged with DWI twice on New Year's Day

Less than an hour and a half after being stopped and charged with DWI on New Year's Day, a Poughkeepsie woman was stopped a second time for the same offense. After the second contact, police took the woman into custody on additional DWI charges. A female passenger in her car was also taken into custody and charged with resisting arrest and related offenses. Both women were detained in the Ulster County Jail in lieu of bail. Police say the first incident happened shortly after 3 a.m. on Jan. 1 when they spotted the 20-year-old woman driving the wrong direction on southbound U.S. Highway 9 West. The woman was charged with misdemeanor drunk driving and related traffic offenses after she was found to have a blood alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent. Police released the woman into the custody of a responsible third party following the first stop.

New York plow driver taken into police custody for DWI

A 47-year-old man was taken into police custody on Dec. 15 after he allegedly drove a snow plow while intoxicated. Police reports state that the Buffalo man drove the plow into a building at Arden Avenue and Bailey Avenue and then into a cab driver at Kay Street and Eggert Road at about 5 a.m. The cab driver was taken to the hospital for the treatment of a broken hand.

New York man charged with DWI after crashing into tree

A 38-year-old man from Augusta was taken into police custody and charged with driving while intoxicated after he ran his car into a tree. According to the report, the accident occurred on Dec. 2 in the southbound lanes of North Road.

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