Man charged with drunk driving near New York World Trade Center

A normal day of drinking with some coworkers or friends can easily turn into a nightmarish event if the person decides to drink and drive. This is because alcohol can skew a person's judgment and coordination skills, meaning that he or she poses a danger on the road. Getting caught while driving under the influence, even just once, can also have long-term legal consequences if the person ends up being convicted. Still, anyone facing drunk driving charges can rightfully defend themselves, as he or she remains innocent before a New York criminal court unless and until proved guilty.

A man in New York recently was arrested after driving against the flow of traffic. The situation occurred near the site of the World Trade Center. The arrest was made by Port Authority police.

Officials pulled the man over and administered a Breathalyzer test. However, he reportedly failed the test. The man, who was a chemist, was arrested on charges of drunk driving and reckless driving.

Charges for drunk driving might result in jail time or lead to other consequences such as the suspension of one's license if a person is convicted. The problems caused by a conviction can last for years, sometimes barring the person from being able to get a job in particular fields or even making it difficult to rent an automobile. Nevertheless, criminal charges of driving while intoxicated have to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt in court, and the accused person is fully entitled to the same legal protections afforded to anyone charged with a crime in the state of New York.

Source: New York Daily News, Chemist charged with driving drunk against traffic in Manhattan, Thomas Tracy, Jan. 12, 2014

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