New York: Man driving while intoxicated in stolen truck?

New York police were recently alerted by another motorist that a commercial truck was traveling recklessly on a state road. When law enforcement officials were finally able to stop the driver, he was charged with driving while intoxicated, along with several other offenses. The 22-year-old man was reportedly attempting to elude police while driving a stolen commercial vehicle.

The initial report was made to emergency dispatch when another traveler apparently noticed a vehicle moving erratically along the roadway. When police caught up to the truck, the driver allegedly ignored orders to stop. He is reported to have proceeded along the roadway before turning onto another street. In his attempts to avoid the police, he is alleged to have hit a car that was displayed in a sales lot, causing damage to it.

The man is said to have made his way along residential neighborhoods before officers were able to successfully halt the truck. However, when his vehicle was disabled by having sustained a flat tire, the man is alleged to have run into two of the officers' vehicles damaging both of them. When the truck finally came to a stop, the driver is reported to have tried to elude capture by running into nearby overgrowth.

Police were able to arrest the man and have charged him with several offenses including driving while intoxicated. He is additionally charged with theft of the truck and attempting to avoid arrest among other violations. He is awaiting further legal proceedings in his case. New York laws will ensure that this man's rights are protected as he seeks information concerning how to obtain the best possible outcome for the serious charges that he is currently facing.

Source: morichesdaily.com, Cops Arrest Drunken Man Who Led Cops On Wild Chase In A Stolen Truck, Zachery Reis, Aug. 30, 2013

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