Two men are facing DWI and other charges following an accident in Bellmore on Nov. 18. According to reports, a 25-year-old woman was seriously injured in the crash, which happened on Bellmore Avenue at approximately 4:32 a.m. Preliminary reports indicate that one man was expected to be arraigned in the First District Court in Hempstead on Nov. 19. The other offender remained hospitalized with multiple facial lacerations.
On Nov. 4, police apprehended a New York man suspected of hitting two pedestrians with his car while intoxicated. The alleged incident took place at approximately 3:20 a.m.
Police in New York have reported that Willie Maxwell, who is better known by his stage name Fetty Wap, was taken into custody on a raft of charges including driving while intoxicated during the early morning hours of Nov. 3. The 26-year-old rapper was allegedly driving his girlfriend's Mercedes sedan and street racing in Kings County when he was pulled over. A Brooklyn arraignment judge released Wap on his own recognizance later in the day, but he warned the 'My Way" singer that his decision could be revisited if he got behind the wheel again.
A 37-year-old New York woman is facing felony drunk driving and other charges following a traffic stop on Oct. 24. New York State Police reports indicate that the woman had a blood alcohol content over the legal limit at the time of the incident. State police also say that a 7-year-old child and a 3-year-old child were inside the woman's vehicle when it was pulled over on East Main Street in the town of Verona.
In New York, two Connecticut men face numerous criminal charges following a traffic stop in the town of Southeast. As reported, the charges ensued after New York State Police troopers pulled over a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Danbury man on several unspecified traffic violations. Police later took both the driver and his 35-year-old passenger into custody in Putnam County. November court dates have been set for both men.
A New York man was facing felony charges after he was accused of driving while intoxicated on Oct. 7. The accused man, age 30, reportedly had one previous conviction for drunk driving.
In New York, a man is facing 19 charges following an alleged drunk driving incident that began in Buffalo and ended in Kenmore on Sept. 29. According to reports, the man crashed his pickup truck into three homes on Kenmore Avenue during a police chase that started on Niagara Falls Boulevard. He was tased by police while attempting to flee the scene on foot following the final collision.
On Sept. 16, a man was charged with drug and drunk driving offenses following a New York traffic stop. The accused man was identified as a 27-year-old man from Connecticut.
Charges of driving while impaired against a New York school bus driver have been dropped after blood tests revealed only a small amount of prescription drugs in her system. The 46-year-old was charged with DWI on April 29 after concerned students called 911.
The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office and local municipal police forces regularly participate in impaired driving crackdowns over holiday weekends. This past Labor Day period was no exception. The New York State STOP-DWI Association promotes enforcement actions like this to reduce accidents caused by drunk drivers.