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Jury Likely To Indict Woman On Further Charges After DUI Crash

Posted: December 12, 2019 | Categories: Drunk Driving Accidents

The East Hampton Star reports that a grand jury will likely indict a woman in a fatal Montauk crash. 30-year-old Lisa Rooney was initially charged with drunken driving following an October crash that killed a bicyclist in Montauk.  Just after 6 p.m. on October 30th, Rooney struck 28-year-old John James Usma-Quintero on Flamingo Avenue. Usma-Quintero died […]

Man Charged In Fatal Drunk-Driving Crash That Killed His Son

Posted: December 10, 2019 | Categories: Drunk Driving Accidents

The Macomb Daily reports that a man has been charged in the fatal crash that killed his son.  32-year-old Arturo Molina Mendez was arraigned from his hospital bed. He is facing charges in the Sunday accident that killed his 7-year-old son. Mendez was driving with his son in a 2015 Kia Optima just after midnight on […]

Cyclist Crash Leads To Manslaughter Charges In Brooklyn

Posted: July 1, 2019 | Categories: Drunk Driving Accidents

In 2007, a new DWI offense was created in New York: Aggravated DWI. Aggravated DWI has stricter penalties and restrictions on plea-bargaining. Aggravated DWI is generally charged when the driver has a blood-alcohol content of 0.18% or more. The penalties for an aggravated DWI include up to one year in jail, probation for up to […]

MMA Fighter Desmond Green Facing 19 Charges, 13 Of Them DUI-Related

Posted: June 28, 2019 | Categories: Drunk Driving Accidents

New York has two different charges for those that drink and drive. The first is just a traffic infraction, known as driving while ability impaired, or DWAI. It is charged when a person is not at the legal limit for being intoxicated but is displaying signs of impairment. Driving while intoxicated is a criminal charge […]

Woman Released Without Bail In Fatal DWI Crash

Posted: June 3, 2019 | Categories: Drunk Driving Accidents

New York is like all other states in the United States in that it has implied consent laws. An implied consent law basically means that by obtaining a New York driver’s license, you agree to provide law enforcement with a chemical test if intoxication is suspected. While you can legally refuse to take the test, […]

Clifton Park Accident May Have Been Caused By DUI

Posted: May 30, 2019 | Categories: Drunk Driving Accidents

New York has a drunk-driving threshold of 0.08%, falling in line with every other state, which adopted this level or faced losing federal highway funds. However, a first time DUI in New York is just a traffic infraction so long as there are no injuries or a crash. After that first DUI, subsequent DUIs become […]

Despite Killing Her Friend, Woman Drives Drunk Again

Posted: May 13, 2019 | Categories: Drunk Driving Accidents

In a typical DUI accident in New York, which is a no-fault state, a person first submits an injury claim to their own insurance. However, if the accident involves a person who was driving under the influence, the victim can sue the driver for damages. These damages can include medical expenses, damage to the vehicle, […]

DUI Driver Causes The Death Of A Reverend In Accident

Posted: April 22, 2019 | Categories: Drunk Driving Accidents

New York has a number of laws that govern impaired driving. In addition to driving while intoxicated (DWI), they also have aggravated DWI, and DWAI, also known as driving while your ability is impaired. Driving while your ability is impaired can be charged with a blood-alcohol content from 0.05% to 0.0799%. Another DWAI charge involves […]

Driver Doesn’t Remember Fatal Drugged Driving Crash

Posted: February 26, 2019 | Categories: Drunk Driving Accidents

According to the New York City Police Department, each month, there are 100 car accidents that involve alcohol or drugs. On average, a quarter of those accidents are fatal. Those who drove while intoxicated can be held responsible for the damages that they caused, however, New York State Insurance Law §5103 allows for insurance companies […]

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