There are a variety of different reasons why someone would be driving during the early morning hours. Despite this, it may be easy for law enforcement officers to assume that those driving during the time period are under the influence of alcohol. For example, it is unclear what led a New York sheriff to suspect a driver was under the influence of alcohol resulting in the man's arrest and a DWI charge.
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.
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.
Drunk driving accidents account for nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities, according to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles. That stat alone may lead some to think twice before drinking and driving, but many continue to do it anyway.
Most every driver in New York has had a moment when their tires momentarily leave the road. While this is often innocuous, it can cause some drivers to panic and overcorrect. However, depending on the time of day and age of the driver, police may be quick to assume that an accident that follows such a scenario is related to DWI.
Virtually any New York motorist facing a drunk driving charge knows that he or she faces notable challenges. Notwithstanding that realization, though, many individuals underestimate the sheer downsides of a DWI conviction in the state.