New York and other states are responsible for creating and enforcing their own traffic laws. Individual states also have their own penalties and repercussions for violating those laws. Often when drivers are accused of committing traffic violations, they are issued tickets. Tickets typically lead to court fees and fines. In some cases, however, drivers may be placed under arrest and face much more serious consequences when they are accused of breaking traffic law.
A man was recently arrested in upstate New York for allegedly committing multiple, unspecified traffic violations. Law enforcement reported pursuing the man up until the point where he crashed into a pole after he purportedly fled a police checkpoint. He also reportedly swiped a NFTA bus while attempting to escape police. It is unknown to the public at this time whether the driver or anyone else was injured in the incident.
If the man is found guilty of the alleged traffic violations, he could face a variety of serious consequences. Penalties for breaking traffic law include points on your license, fees and fines, driver’s license suspension, and even a possible jail sentence. The driver reportedly also faces charges for possessing a controlled substance, but there was no indication as to whether or not the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of his arrest.
If you have been accused of criminal traffic violations, you may want to consider getting legal representation. An attorney familiar with criminal defense and traffic law can help you to fully understand all of your options and address any concerns that may arise throughout the process.
Source: WIVB 4, “Driver flees from police checkpoint”, May 16, 2013