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New York man dropping off children at school charged with DWI

Anyone who has school-aged children likely knows of the difficulties associated with getting them ready and off to school in the mornings. Unfortunately, a recent school drop-off for a man and his two daughters in New York resulted in criminal charges. Police say that the man has been charged with DWI, driving while intoxicated.

The incident that led to the man's arrest happened at a school at approximately 9 a.m. on a day in early October. A staff member at the school reportedly notified a school resource officer that a man, who dropped off his two daughters, seemed to be under the influence of alcohol. The officer stopped the man before he left the parking lot.

A second officer came to the scene, and the two initiated an investigation. The 34-year-old father allegedly provided a false name to officers, who ultimately determined that he was over the legal limit. As a result, officers arrested him and transported him to the police department.

In addition to the DWI charge, the man now faces multiple others, including endangering the welfare of a child and false impersonation. Reports indicate that he was transferred to county jail because was unable to post bail, set at $10,000. Unfortunately, the man is facing serious consequences as a result of the accusations against him. In all criminal cases, those accused are considered not guilty unless there is sufficient evidence of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt -- a standard that is often difficult to meet. Fortunately, there are experienced professionals who can examine the details of the case and help the New York man as his case proceeds.

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