While everyone hears that drinking and driving do not mix, many people still make the mistake of getting behind the wheel after having a few drinks. While some people may do so because they think they will not get caught or will otherwise not face any negative repercussions, that is not typically the case. In fact, accidents and DWI charges commonly result.
It was recently reported that one man in New York was taken into custody after a rear-end collision. Apparently, the 35-year-old man was driving with his 3-year-old son in the vehicle when he struck the back of another car that was stopped in traffic. Officers came to the scene and indicated that the man appeared intoxicated.
The driver did not perform field sobriety tests well and allegedly urinated near one of the officers when the officer attempted to give the man a breath test. He was taken into custody and is facing charges for DWI, Leandra’s Law aggravated DWI, failure to submit to a breath test, and other allegations. It was noted that the child was picked up by another family member.
The man may be going over the incident in his mind and wondering how he ended up in this predicament. Of course, it may benefit him to focus on how he plans to address the DWI charges and other allegations that he now faces. Fortunately, he has legal rights and options for creating and presenting a criminal defense, and gaining information from local New York legal resources may be useful.