When there are drunk driving charges in New York State, it is often said that the person who was arrested must think about “protecting your future.” Since the negative impact of a conviction for drunk driving can be so far-reaching, this is eminently true. Losing driving privileges, jail time, fines and other penalties can hinder a person for an extended period. When the arrest is made when the person is working and his or her job requires having a driver’s license, it becomes even more important to craft a strong defense to avoid the harshest penalties or get an acquittal. Legal help is critical to achieving that goal.
A 58-year-old man was arrested for alleged drunk driving while he was giving students driving lessons. The incident occurred in the mid-morning at around 11 a.m. The students stated that they convinced him to pull the vehicle over at a fast food establishment parking lot. Law enforcement came to the scene. The students had entered the restaurant and refused to come out. The man then drove away and rear-ended another vehicle a short time later. The woman in that vehicle, 29, was hospitalized with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. The man was not hurt. He faces charges related to DWI and endangering the welfare of a child.
Throughout New York State, law enforcement is actively seeking vehicles that appear to be operated by a driver who is under the influence. With an arrest will come various charges that can make a person’s life difficult. Not only can there be financial and legal problems, but it can also hinder a person’s ability to make a living. It is a blot on a record that no one wants. Whether it is after an accident, happened with children in the vehicle, involved a driver who was on the job or was a combination of all, having legal assistance is crucial to try and seek a satisfactory resolution and move on.
A driving school instructor was arrested after his students concluded that he was under the influence and asked him to pull over. He then fled, crashed into another vehicle and was arrested. Although the case seems relatively clear, it does not automatically mean he is guilty. He could have had a viable reason to have appeared to be under the influence. There could be extenuating circumstances. Regardless, for his personal life and career, the man should consult with a law firm experienced in all aspects of DWI to formulate a defense against the charges.