DWI

NYC DWI Consequences

February 20, 2016

Potential Consequences of Getting a DWI in New York City Driving while intoxicated in New York City is a serious offense that could result in numerous legal and personal consequences. For instance, you may be required to spend time in jail or pay a mandatory fine whether or not you have been convicted of this crime before. You could also lose your drivers license, which could make it harder to live a normal life. Legal […] Read On

MTA Driver Charged with DWI on Day Off – Driving a Bus!

December 3, 2015

It was a Sunday afternoon in September, when several calls were made to the police to report an MTA bus weaving from lane to lane on the Northern State Parkway in Nassau County, Long Island. A trooper in Farmingdale, NY pulled the bus over, and he found Alexander Copeland behind the wheel. Mr. Copeland has been employed by the MTA as a bus driver for 17 years, and currently is assigned to a route in […] Read On

Spotlight on Drunk Driving Crashes on Long Island

When you think about a particular geographical area being “first” in a category, it’s often something to be proud of. But in the case of Suffolk County, and to a lesser degree in Nassau County, the superlatives are actually pretty devastating, at least when it comes to drunk driving. Here are a couple of significant facts on the issue: Every year since 2001 (that’s fifteen consecutive years), Suffolk has been number one among all the […] Read On

MADD report rates states on drunk driving efforts

February 19, 2015

  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has issued its annual “Report to the Nation” for 2015.  The report contains an interesting rundown of legislation among the states (and the District of Columbia) detailing legislation and enforcement activities that MADD says will help to reduce the number of fatalities caused by drunk drivers. The study uses as a benchmark five different categories to rate the states’ performance.  They are: Sobriety checkpoints.  These are random checkpoints that […] Read On

Long Island doctor charged with manslaughter in DWI crash

December 3, 2014

If you drink and drive, the consequences could be a lot more severe than fines and loss of your driver’s license. According to the Centers for Disease Control, alcohol impairment is a factor in almost one-third of traffic fatalities in the United States. An example involves a Long Island cardiologist who, police say, was driving at around 4 a.m. this past June, ran a red light, and struck another vehicle, the driver of which was […] Read On

Halloween Zombie Charged with Drunk Driving . . . Twice!

November 6, 2014

Gates, New York, a suburb of Rochester, was the scene on Halloween night of more than one strange occurrence. There’s nothing strange, of course, about people being charged with driving while intoxicated, especially when it’s holiday time. Whether it’s New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day, or even Halloween, the roads seem to be populated by more than the usual number of drunk drivers. But the incident in Gates was unusual, for at least two reasons: The […] Read On

Off-Duty Cops and Alcohol – A Bad Combination

July 8, 2014

Off-duty cops in New York City and around the country regularly carry guns while they are off-duty. It sounds like a respectable safety measure, based upon unassailable logic – unless, of course, you ignore the fact that police officers are human, and in some respects maybe a bit more human, than the rest of us. What we’re referring to, of course, is that cops have most, if not all, of the defects, problems, illnesses, and […] Read On

Father Charged in Brooklyn DWI Crash

March 25, 2014

Every time we think the news of the consequences of alleged drunk driving couldn’t get any worse, another tragedy emerges. This past Sunday morning, police say that a man, Anthony Pollydore, was driving with his two stepchildren and his toddler on Eastern Parkway in Brownsville. At some point, his car skidded at a red light and slammed into a median and then into a light pole. Police report that none of the children was wearing […] Read On

New York DWI News

December 24, 2013

A number of recent stories involving alleged instances of driving while intoxicated have been reported in and around New York City in the past several weeks. The first, which occurred on Long Island this past Saturday, involved a pedestrian who was struck and seriously injured while walking across the street in Huntington Station early in the morning. Police say the man was hit by a vehicle that left the scene, and they eventually arrested a […] Read On

Plea Bargain in Staten Island Home Crash

December 13, 2013

Imagine being home asleep at 4:00 a.m. and having a car crash through the front of your house. That is apparently what happened last year on Staten Island, when Charles Trainor lost control of his car and slammed into a residence on Arthur Kill Road. The woman inside the home, and her young daughter, were trapped underneath the front end of the car, and both were seriously injured. The child’s skull was fractured, and the […] Read On

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