It should come as no surprise to New City residents that driving while intoxicated is a serious offense that will be aggressively prosecuted. Even simply being charged with drunk driving can have a detrimental effect on a person's life. And should the person be convicted, they may face a variety of penalties.
A New City woman is facing charges of drunk driving. According to police, her blood alcohol content level was well over the legal limit at .018. The legal limit for a driver's BAC is .08. Police initially stopped the 48-year-old woman shortly before 2:30 a.m. for allegedly driving erratically. According to police, she reportedly did not cooperate with officers at the time of the stop. She now faces numerous charges including misdemeanor aggravated DWI and resisting arrest, as well as aggravated unlicensed operation, which is considered a felony in the first degree.
Drunk driving can have serious penalties. If convicted, an individual can face jail time and hefty fines. They may have to take mandatory alcohol education classes, perform community service and they may even have an ignition interlock device placed on their automobile. They may even lose their driver's license for a period of time. All of this can make it very hard for the accused to live out their day-to-day life.
Because of these harsh consequences, it is important for those accused of drunk driving to mount a strong defense. It is possible to call into question evidence brought forth by the prosecution. In addition, the accused may be able to question the legality of the traffic stop itself and any field sobriety tests performed. All of this can go a long way in making sure an innocent person is not wrongfully convicted.
Source: lolhud.com, "New City woman charged with DWI at twice legal limit," Steve Lieberman, April 7, 2014