New York July 4th ends in drunk driving charge for 2

Most July Fourth celebrations in our nation include fireworks, parties, friends and alcoholic beverages. One problem that alcohol can cause after such celebrations is the danger of drinking and then driving, which can then lead to a drunk driving charge. For two separate drivers in New York, their holiday weekend evenings ended in similar fashion; charges of driving while impaired as well as other alleged violations. Of course, it is important to remember that not everyone who is charged is guilty of the allegation.

The first man who was arrested and charged with alleged drunk driving was reportedly observed changing lanes erratically. When officers stopped the vehicle and approached the man, they suspected that he was intoxicated. The accused man reportedly refused to submit to a breath test. The 30-year-old man was taken to the local processing center where he was charged with more than one offense and then released. He will have to appear at a later date for additional court proceedings.

The second driver that has been charged for alleged impaired driving was first reportedly in a one car accident. When law officials were called to the scene, they allege that the driver involved in the wreck was drunk. The 44-year-old man was charged for driving drunk and he was also ticketed for refusing a breath test at the scene. He too, was processed, given his citations and ordered to appear at a later date for further legal proceedings.

Each of these men is accused of driving while intoxicated. They will both possibly require assistance in dealing with the upcoming legal proceedings. New York has made provisions to ensure that the rights of anyone facing a drunk driving charge or other traffic violations are protected. Anyone seeking to learn what those rights include can research their options for the best possible outcome for themselves and their loved ones.

Source:, "Deputies arrest two for drunk driving during crackdown," Erika Mahoney, July 7, 2013

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