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.
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.
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.
While state and federal officials have conducted seemingly hundreds of studies examining the effects/impact of drunk driving, they have actually done remarkably little research on the effect of driving under the influence of drugs.
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.
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.
Believe it or not, training camp will officially open for the NFL's 32 teams in just a matter of days. However, it's not the New York Jets that are generating the most headlines these days, but rather the normally quiet Tennessee Titans.
Have you ever been stopped by a police officer and was not sure what to do? This may have been the case for a man who was pulled over for allegedly drunk driving.
Amanda Bynes is an actress who has starred in many comedies, some of which may be familiar to New York moviegoers. But now Bynes is starring in what may be described as a real life comedy.
In the offseason, many professional football players use their time to continue training or recover from injuries sustained while they were playing. Jerome Felton, a football player who might be familiar to fans in New York, recently suffered a major setback this offseason.