Crash with New York State police results in DWI for motorist

Here in New York, law enforcement works diligently to locate motorists that may be driving under the influence of alcohol. Those motorists who are charged with drunk driving face a range of possible punishments, including incarceration. For these reasons, people who are charged with a DWI should know just how seriously these accusations are taken. A recent crash demonstrates the gravity of a person's potential situation as a male driver has been accused of hitting two state troopers who claim that he was intoxicated at the time of the collision.

According to police, the troopers were traveling on the Interstate 90 on a recent early morning. They attempted to use an exit ramp to leave the highway when, allegedly, a man who was driving the wrong way up the ramp hit them head-on. The impact did not result in serious injury to the officers, who where taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Authorities claim that the man who was driving the wrong way had a blood alcohol level that was well over the legal limit in the state of New York. The man was arrested and charged with a DWI. Police have not disclosed how they tested the man, though they claim that this is not his first charge of drunk driving. 

If this man is convicted of a DWI, he could face time in jail, fines and/or lose his license. Those who find themselves in a similar situation can take some comfort in understanding that they are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. Still, it is crucial that anyone accused of drunk driving take into consideration all of the evidence and facts around the case, allowing them to present a thorough and focused defense against the charges.

Source: wnyt.com, "Man charged with DWI after head-on collision with State Police", , Oct. 12, 2014

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