New York man faces resisting arrest, drunk driving charges

Halloween is an interesting time of year in this country. Many people have strange tales about the events of the night when so many people, both children and adults, walk around in costume. Police in New York certainly have a strange tale after accusing one woman of drunk driving in an incident that allegedly resulted in what is described as a serious injury to a police officer caused by a shoe.

The woman was pulled over at approximately 2 a.m. the morning after Halloween. Police say that the woman had struck a guardrail several times and was driving on the rims of her vehicle prior to being stopped. According to reports, officers determined that the woman's blood alcohol content was double the legal limit, and she was arrested.

However, police further claim that the 26-year-old woman became angry and combative once placed in the police cruiser. While attempting to restrain her, they say, one officer suffered a serious injury to his eye when he was struck by the high heel of the woman's shoe. She now faces several charges, including resisting arrest, DWI and assaulting an officer. The officer's current condition is unclear at this time. At last report, the woman was being held on $10,000 bond.

When facing criminal charges, including a drunk driving charge, it is important for the accused to know all available options. An experienced New York attorney can discuss these options with the accused individual and help him or her determine the best course of action. In some cases, this might include fighting the charges in court or attempting to negotiate for lesser charges and/or favorable sentencing considerations in a plea deal.

Source: USA Today, "Cops: Drunken driver kicks trooper in eye with high heel", Thane Grauel, Nov. 2, 2014

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