New York man charged with DWI after allegedly switching seats

Readers of this New York blog are likely highly aware of the punishment that can follow a DWI conviction. In addition to losing a license, paying a hefty fine and possible jail time -- livelihood can be ruined. DWI charges are an unfortunate thing for anybody to face, and they should be handled with caution.

One man in New York allegedly attempted to get out of a DWI recently. The driver was said to have been traveling down a one way-street going the wrong way. It was unknown just why he was driving the wrong way, but when he attempted to correct himself, he unfortunately crashed into a tree while he was backing up the vehicle.

The driver's passenger appeared to have allegedly switched seats with him before police got to the scene. Police said that the driver had previously had his driver's license suspended for similar accusations and charges. The passenger who attempted to allegedly take the blame for the accident was said to have been charged with a DWI and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test. It is unknown if a Breathalyzer test was ever given, or what the results could have been.

The driver was allegedly charged with a DWI, refusing a Breathalyzer test and driving on a suspended license. Although it is unknown what happened to get these New York men in the situation in which they ended up, they do have the right to a fair outcome. Every situation with DWI charges is different, and there will always be a different outcome, but each person deserves to be tried fairly.

Source: New York Daily News, "Off-duty NYC corrections officer, said drunk, busted in tow-truck crash", Barry Paddock, April 11, 2014

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