New York man crashed car and received DWI charge

Being involved in a car crash and found at fault can have negative repercussions for any New York resident. Moreover, being accused of a DWI simultaneously can quickly make matters worse. A conviction for driving while intoxicated can result in fines, suspension or revocation of a driver's license and even time in jail. For that reason alone, an accused individual must necessarily focus on the specifics of the pending charges as compared to the evidence that prosecutors intend to use in court.

One man may face serious repercussions for his involvement in a recent car accident. In the morning hours of New Years Day, the man crashed his car in the toll plaza of the Newburgh Beacon Bridge. The crash was so bad that it ended with his vehicle being turned over completely on its passenger side.

The man reportedly lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons. He was driving shortly after the New Year had arrived. Reports say the man was said to have been driving on I-84 at the time, and as a result of apparently losing control of his SUV, he crashed into a barrier at the toll plaza. The vehicle came to a rest in the toll plaza adjacent to the change booth.

The New York State Police suspected him of being intoxicated at the time of the crash and subsequently charged him with DWI. The methods, if any, in which the officers tested the man for sobriety are unknown. He was, however, charged with a misdemeanor offense. He will now have to appear in a local criminal court to answer the accusations. As with any other person charged with a crime, the court system will presume that he is innocent unless prosecutors are actually able to prove their case in accordance with the strict guidelines required by the criminal justice system.

Source:, DWI charges in crash by Newburgh Beacon Bridge Toll Plaza, Faith Butcher, Jan. 13, 2014

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