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Single car wreck leads to drunk driving charges in New York

Impairment has been a contributing factor in many motor vehicle accidents throughout the years. Those who are accused of drunk driving face severe consequences if a conviction is obtained, perhaps even more so if a dangerous accident occurs in the process. A woman is currently facing drunk driving charges after a recent accident in New York.

Police claim the accident took place just before midnight on a recent Sunday, when a westbound car suddenly slammed into a utility pole. Two people were in the vehicle at the time, both of whom were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The passenger's injuries were said to be serious, but he is reportedly in stable condition. The driver also remains hospitalized, but her condition was not given.

2 facing drug charges after being detained by officer

Facing allegations for a drug-related crime can often be an intimidating process. With the severity of the potential consequences of a conviction for similar offenses, those who face drug charges may often wish to protect themselves by challenging the charges during court proceedings. Two men in New York may currently be focusing on their defense after they were recently arrested while out walking.

A local police officer claims to have came upon two individuals who were out walking on a recent Sunday morning, one of whom allegedly had an active warrant for arrest. Upon approaching the men, the officer asserts that the wanted man attempted to carefully pass a backpack to the other, allegedly in a suspicious manner. The officer then requested the man to drop the bag, and both were placed under arrest shortly after.

Unsafe lane changes lead to drunk driving accusations for 1

There are numerous reasons that a person in New York or elsewhere might exhibit erratic behavior out on the road, some of which generally aren't considered a crime. Medical conditions can induce impairment at any given moment, potentially causing disorientation and/or dizziness. Unfortunately, when an individual is involved in a traffic stop during this time, the initial reaction of authorities may lead to accusations of drunk driving.

Police allegedly received reports of a driver who was exhibiting signs of erratic behavior on a recent Wednesday between 6 and 7 p.m. Upon arriving, they claim to have initiated a traffic stop for unsafe lane changes. They assert that field sobriety tests were conducted, which she allegedly failed and was taken into custody shortly thereafter.

Search of New York residence leads to numerous drug charges for 2

Many individuals have surveillance equipment installed at their place of residence for a variety of reasons. Although cameras can provide a certain level of protection, for someone who is accused of a crime, such equipment may be viewed as a form of paranoia or suspicion. Two individuals in New York have recently been arrested on multiple drug charges after the search of a property that was apparently under heavy surveillance.

Police assert that the residence in question has been the subject of a recent investigation in relation to local drug activity. They claim the home had an extensive surveillance system, which included cameras to track nearby movement. After eventually obtaining a search warrant, authorities apparently entered the home and allegedly uncovered the presence of various types and amounts of narcotics, including heroin.

New York legislator arrested for domestic violence charges

Allegations of abuse are serious in nature and carry severe penalties should a conviction be obtained. Although some domestic disputes may involve nothing more than a heated argument, others may unfortunately turn violent. Once a dispute becomes physical, causing injury to one party, the potential consequences increase significantly, especially if a minor is involved. A legislator is facing domestic violence charges after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend at her place of residence in New York.

According to authorities, the man was visiting the home of his girlfriend when a verbal disagreement ensued. Police claim that the dispute eventually turned violent, and upon arriving at the scene, they assert that the woman presented visible signs of injury on her neck and arms. In addition, her teenage daughter allegedly tried to step in and disrupt the incident, but was reportedly not harmed in the process.

1 accused of drunk driving while wearing costume for festival

A conviction for driving under the influence can have a significant impact on a person's future in numerous ways. In addition to potentially leading to time behind bars, one's driving privileges may also be in jeopardy, even if only temporarily, which can create additional hardships, personal and professional alike. A 31-year-old man could be facing similar consequences after he was recently accused of drunk driving in New York.

Local authorities claim to have received a call about a man who was on another person's property while intoxicated. Upon arriving at the scene, the owner of the property informed them that the man had driven there with another person before being asked to vacate the premises. Police eventually located the man, who was reportedly dressed as the Tin Man from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz." They apparently questioned him about the incident.

1 facing drug possession charges after traffic stop in New York

Countless individuals in New York and elsewhere have been pulled over for failing to wear a seat belt at some point in their lives. While for many this may only involved a warning, others have faced additional charges following the suspicion of drug possession. A 31-year-old man is facing multiple charges after he was allegedly found in possession of drugs and firearms during a recent traffic stop.

According to reports, police claim to have initiated a traffic stop after allegedly noticing a nearby driver wasn't wearing a seat belt. Upon approaching the vehicle, an officer asserts that small bags of methamphetamine were clearly visible. After asking the driver to exit the vehicle, they claim to have noticed that he was wearing a gun on his waist, and a search of the car allegedly uncovered various amounts and types of narcotics and multiple firearms.

Former superintendent arrested after allegations of sex offenses

Criminal allegations often pit the words of one person against another. In some cases, all it takes is one phone call informing authorities of an alleged crime, and a person could be under investigation, which can be a stressful and daunting process on its own. A former superintendent at a New York City school district has recently been arrested following allegations of sex offenses involving a co-worker.

According to the criminal complaint, the first incident occurred when the superintendent allegedly initiated improper contact with the woman by touching her backside. Several weeks later, she claims he approached her from behind while she was at a desk and allegedly groped her chest. He was recently arrested and accused of sexual abuse and forcible touching.

1 accused of DUI in alleged incident at New York police academy

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense that can have disastrous consequences of the future for an accused individual. Allegations alone can be challenging to overcome, potentially creating difficulties in various areas of life, personal and professional alike. A man has recently been charged with DUI after an alleged incident in a police parking lot in New York.

According to authorities, an off-duty officer claims that a man was acting suspiciously while in the parking lot of the New York State Police Academy. Police claim that after exiting his vehicle, the man proceeded to lay in the grass nearby. After conducting field sobriety tests, he was taken into custody at a nearby police station.

Allegedy failing to wear a seat belt leads to drug charges for 2

When stopped for a traffic violation, many individuals over the years have been accused of additional offenses following a search of the vehicle. Those who face these circumstances have rights that must not be violated in the process, and many of them have subsequently been accused of drug charges soon thereafter. Two people in New York were recently arrested under similar circumstances, one of whom is now facing felony charges.

Police advised that the traffic stop was initiated after they allegedly noticed that the driver was not wearing a seat belt. Upon approaching the vehicle, they claim that there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from within. A search of the vehicle allegedly unearthed various amounts of marijuana and cocaine, along with other narcotics. Both individuals were taken into custody while awaiting court proceedings.