A responsive criminal defense strategy may be crucial to the future of anyone facing drunk driving charges. Comedian Donnell Rawlings was recently arrested and taken into police custody for allegedly drunk driving in New York City. According to reports, Rawlings was driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early morning hours. According to police, the comedian's blood alcohol level breath test was over twice the legal limit. Rawlings has appeared on Chappelle's Show and other Comedy Central programs. Charges against the comedian were pending following his arrest.
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.
An upstate New York man has been charged with aggravated DWI and criminal contempt after he drove 30 miles to turn himself in to state troopers on other charges. After being charged, he was arraigned and released on bail.
Drunk driving is always a serious issue, because it often results in an automobile accident, some of which are fatal. The magnitude of the situation seems to be even more pronounced when the drunk driver is said to be a teenager.
The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that the legal limit for acceptable blood alcohol levels of drivers be lowered is receiving support from some New York law enforcement officials. The proposal would reduce the levels from .08 to .05. Any driver with a blood alcohol level of above .05 would face an arrest for drunk driving.