Court of Appeals Rejects Intoxication as Murder Defense in DWI Cases

November 26, 2013

In a 5-2 decision, the New York Court of Appeals upheld on Thursday the murder convictions of defendants in three separate DWI cases. The specific facts in the cases were similar, although not identical: Martin Heidgen, while intoxicated, drove his pickup truck on the Meadowbrook Parkway in the wrong direction. After traveling for miles, his vehicle struck a limousine, killing the driver and a seven-year old passenger, and injuring another five people. He was sentenced […] Read On

DWI #12 Leads to Numerous Charges against Lynbrook Man

October 15, 2013

A Lynbrook, New York man pled guilty last week to his twelfth charge of driving while intoxicated. Sean Crane built up that resume over more than thirty years of driving on the streets of Long Island. In fact, the convictions were evenly divided, six in Suffolk County and the other six in Nassau. He previously served prison time for two of the prior convictions, but his current problems appear to be even more significant. The […] Read On

What is it about DWI’s and McDonald’s?

September 17, 2013

State troopers were just a bit surprised when they were called to an Erie County McDonald’s restaurant last month. The report they received was that a man was asleep in the drive-thru lane. When they arrived, they found the driver, and indeed he was asleep at the wheel with the engine running. When he woke up, the first order of business was to give him some field sobriety tests, which the officers say the man […] Read On

David Cassidy Charged with Felony DWI in New York

August 22, 2013

You might remember David Cassidy, a former teen idol who starred in the 1970’s “The Partridge Family” sitcom. The son of actor Jack Cassidy and step-son of actress Shirley Jones, he is also a singer (fifteen albums, including five solo albums), and has appeared in numerous films and appeared as a guest star on various TV shows. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident was charged on Wednesday with felony driving while intoxicated by police in Schodack […] Read On

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