It is no shock to hear that driving while intoxicated in New York comes with serious consequences. Usually, these consequences, which can include license suspension, fines or even jail time, come following a conviction. But one county in New York has imposed a consequence on those who have merely been charged with DWI.
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.
In New York, driving while intoxicated could have significant consequences, particularly if the alleged incident occurs while the accused is on the job. This is especially true if the accused is a police officer tasked with upholding the law.
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.