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Speeding stop leads to significant charges for a New York driver

Traffic laws are created and enforced in order to keep everyone safe on the roads, whether they are driving, walking, cycling or even working. Violating those laws, however, can lead to penalties such as fines or points on your license. These consequences are often meant to serve as a deterrent, to keep drivers from recklessly or carelessly operating their motor vehicles. Still, drivers are only human and sometimes they make mistakes without intending to.

A woman in upstate New York is now facing serious penalties as a result of having disobeyed New York traffic law. She was arrested and charged with traffic violations including driving without a license, unsafely changing lanes and speeding It was reported that she was allegedly driving at a speed that was almost double the posted limit and this action caught the attention of a law enforcement officer.

In addition to the lesser traffic violations, she is also facing a DWI charge. Her blood-alcohol content was reported to have been 0.17 when she was stopped. It was not reported whether a Breathalyzer or a blood sample test was used to determine her exact blood-alcohol level.

A solitary violation may not always seem like a big deal, but several violations and/or habitual violations can lead to serious legal trouble. If you are facing traffic violation charges, you may want to consider consulting with an attorney who is knowledgeable about their state's traffic laws. Legal counsel can help you fully understand your charges, any possible consequences you could face and the various legal options that are available to you.

Source: Southeast-Brewster Patch, "Traffic Stop on Main Street Leads to DWI Arrest", Ashley Tarr, March 28,2013.

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