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Mets catcher arrested for spring training DUI

Both Mets fans and Yankees fans are anxiously awaiting the end of spring training, counting down the weeks until the two teams pack up their gear to leave Florida and come back to New York to start the regular season. In fact, while most of us tend to think of spring training as something to be endured rather than enjoyed, it has produced some rather notable headlines this year. Just last weekend, for example, a member of the Mets was arrested on DUI charges in Florida.

New York drivers: Three DWI strikes could mean you are out

It is no secret that getting convicted of drunk driving can lead to serious penalties. Even a first-time offender in New York will have to pay several hundred dollars in a fine and face up to one year in prison.

New York preps for Super Bowl, cops prep for increased enforcement

Tomorrow is the big showdown between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. The two teams will battle it out in front of thousands of fans live in the Lucas Oil Stadium. The National Football League championship will be broadcast on the televisions of fans hosting Super Bowl XLVI parties in New York and across the nation.

Sen. Schumer proposes funding to combat drugged driving

In our previous post, we discussed how the State Senate recently passed a new DUI-related law designed to punish particularly dangerous behavior such as reckless driving and wrong-way drunk driving. Interestingly enough, a very prominent New York lawmaker -- Senator Charles Schumer -- recently held a joint press conference in which he called for federal action to combat yet another form of particularly dangerous behavior -- drugged driving.

State Senate passes wrong-way, reckless driving legislation

Over the past year, both lawmakers and law enforcement officials here in New York have been debating the issue of whether our state's traffic and DUI laws need to be strengthened to punish particularly dangerous behavior such as reckless driving or wrong-way drunk driving.

Update: President of New York Public Library facing DWI charges

Last month, our blog reported on how the New York Public Library was officially doing damage control after Dr. Anthony Marx - the highly regarded former president of Amherst College and recently appointed library president - was charged with DUI.

Study ranks top 20 cities for DUI citations

If asked to name the largest U.S. cities with the highest percentage of DUI arrests/citations, most people would likely pick places like New Orleans, or Miami for the simple reason that they are warm weather locations with an active nightlife. As it turns out, this approach would be somewhat off the mark.

Seat switching attempt results in DWI charges for driver, passenger

The DUI laws here in the state of New York can be extremely unforgiving when it comes to driving privileges. To illustrate, first-time offenders face not only steep fines, but also driver's license suspension and even the installation of an ignition interlock device.

President of New York Public Library facing DWI charges

Most problems concerning the New York Public Library likely have to do with funding, overdue fines, loud patrons or perhaps even stolen books. However, the revered institution is currently dealing with a bona fide scandal after its head official was arrested for DUI last weekend.

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