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Proposed legislation would target drunk school bus drivers in New York

It's horrifying to think that a school bus driver might be drunk on the job. It's almost beyond belief. Yet, a school bus driver on Long Island was recently charged with a DUI after his school bus crashed right into someone's home, and a blood test revealed he was indeed intoxicated.

Stringent new DMV regulations targeting repeat drunk drivers now in effect

According to statistics from state officials, over 300 people are killed and another 6,000 people are injured in drunk driving crashes on New York highways every year. Furthermore, over 50,000 drivers with valid or suspended licenses currently have three or more alcohol-related convictions, while more than 22,000 drunk driving car accidents resulting in 500 fatalities and other serious injuries have been caused by drivers with at least three or more alcohol-related convictions.

'LOL' comment lands woman in jail following DUI accident

The proliferation of smart phones and wireless internet access coupled with the advent of social media has served to drastically transform how news is delivered and we communicate with one another. A vital news tip can be tweeted or an important personal accomplishment posted in the blink of an eye. However, there are some people whose love of social media and need to communicate instantly may go a bit too far.

Lindsay Lohan arrested in New York City after traffic accident

No stranger to traffic violations, earlier this week actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested in New York City, for yet one more incident involving the operation of a motor vehicle. The incident in this case took place in an alley near the popular Dream Hotel. As she parked a Porsche SUV, she reportedly hit a pedestrian who then fell to the ground. Though after parking, both Lohan and her companion looked the vehicle over, neither made a move to acknowledge the incident and instead headed to a nightclub.

Politician's case highlights possibility of DUI acquittal for accused

Most New York City residents may not realize that with a strong defense, one can successfully defend against drunk driving charges. One recent case highlights the fact that even when the facts seem straightforward and do not seem to be in an accused person's favor, acquittal may still be appropriate and achieved.

Wife of New York congressman sentenced in DWI case

It's important to realize that a conviction for DUI/DWI here in New York can have dramatic consequences that extend beyond the criminal law realm. For instance, convicted drunk drivers face suspended licenses, ignition interlock devices and even increased insurance premiums. In fact, the lobbyist wife of a 10-term congressman learned this the hard way just last week.

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