According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, sobriety checkpoints are legal in the state of New York, and police have the right to conduct them on a weekly basis. When police establish such checkpoints, they must follow specific guidelines because the Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. New York police can conduct sobriety checkpoints if:
NBC New York reports that a 21-year-old student was walking by the intersection of Anderson Hill Road and Westchester Avenue in White Plains just before 5:00 a.m. when an alleged drunk driver struck and killed him. According to Record Online, the victim had just entered his third season of lacrosse at Manhattanville College.
New York courts impose strict penalties on defendants who are convicted of assault. If you are facing these charges – even if you are innocent – it is critical that you take steps to protect your interests.
New York state police arrested 739 motorists for driving while intoxicated during the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign enforcement period. According to WHEC, police also issued more than 47,000 tickets for various traffic violations during the 18-day period.
The state of New York has an implied consent law, which means motorists are subject to a blood or breath test if police pull them over with probable cause. As the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles explains, drivers who refuse a BAC test face a license suspension and court arraignment.
Alcohol is part of most social events nowadays, and there is nothing wrong with having a few drinks in the company of friends. However, drinking too much too often may have far-reaching negative effects on your life.