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What are New York's drunk driving laws for people under the age?


The legal drinking age is 21, but that does not stop many younger people from consuming alcohol and getting behind the wheel. Generally, drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher are considered legally intoxicated and may be arrested for driving under the influence. But, according to New York's "Zero Tolerance" law, minors and adults under the age of 21 who drive with a BAC of .02% to .07% may be stopped for drunk driving.

Alleged drunk driver crashes into DUI patrol officer


With the increase in drunk driving over the holiday season, New York police officers often patrol the streets to catch as many drunk drivers as possible. Over New Year's weekend, Nassau police made 21 more DUI arrests than last year. If you are arrested and convicted for drunk driving, the severity of your consequences may increase if you injure another person.

Fetty Wap faces DWI charges after alleged drag racing in New York


Rapper Fetty Wap was recently arrested for drag racing in Brooklyn while under the influence of alcohol. When someone is charged with a DWI, they often face a number of additional charges related to the DWI, which could result in even more serious consequences.

New York ambulette driver faces DWI charges


A New York driver is facing felony DUI charges after he allegedly committed multiple traffic violations while driving. Police stopped the man after purportedly observing the man speeding and failing to maintain his lane on several occasions. After stopping the vehicle and investigating further, police noticed the man's slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcohol on his breath. The man also apparently failed a number of field sobriety tests given at the scene.

Former Mets player arrested for DUI


Police officers go to extremes to make sure that people do not drive while intoxicated. However, not all drivers facing DUI charges are guilty. Former New York Mets player and current minor league manager, Jesus Feliciano, was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence, but is contending that he was wrongfully arrested.

New York ranks 29th on list of strictest DUI states


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving is responsible for the deaths of close to 10,000 people each year. As a result, law enforcement officials in New York and all across the country are doing everything they can to penalize drivers for driving under the influence. Drivers convicted of a DUI or DWI can face substantial fines, jail time, mandatory alcohol assessments, automatic license suspensions and mandatory installation of ignition interlock devices in their vehicles. A convicted driver's penalties will vary based on the number of convictions the driver has had, the driver's blood alcohol content at the time of the accident and whether anyone was injured or killed.

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