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New York car accident results in death and criminal charges

A car accident is usually caused by the negligence of another driver. One such car accident occurred on a recent Monday morning, which left one dead and two injured. Now, New York authorities have charged a driver with manslaughter and driving while intoxicated in this case.According to reports, the accident occurred when the female driver of an Infiniti sedan was traveling on the roadway with a passenger in her vehicle. She was allegedly operating while under the influence when, all of a sudden, the driver drove into the back of another vehicle. After the initial impact, the Infiniti flipped over. Medical personnel arrived at the scene and transported the passenger in the Infiniti and the driver of the other vehicle to area hospitals for treatment.The passenger in the Infiniti was [...]

New York car accident results in death and criminal charges2014-04-24T00:00:00+00:00

New York bouncer charged with assault

Sometimes bouncers or security personnel at bars or dance clubs have to be firm when unruly patrons attempt to get past the establishment's rules without permission. Unfortunately, one New York bouncer is facing assault charges, simply due to the nature of his job.The incident reportedly began when a bar patron left the establishment to have a smoke break. Afterwards, he attempted to re-enter the sports bar after having been there for six hours. At this point the bouncer allegedly noticed that the patron - who was wearing shorts - was not in compliance with the upscale establishment's dress code, which had reportedly changed. The patron would not leave the bar. At this point the bouncer allegedly threw the patron by his neck into the street.In incidents like these, it might [...]

New York bouncer charged with assault2014-04-23T00:00:00+00:00

Man accused of identity theft in New York state

Charges of theft crimes can be very serious. While some petty theft crimes may be classified as misdemeanors, others are considered felonies. New City residents may be interested in the following story about an alleged theft crime in New York state.A New York man is being accused of identity theft, illegal possession of personal information and grand larceny months after the alleged crimes had been committed. According to the police, the accused used another man's credit card number during the months of May to November of last year to withdraw funds. Allegedly, the accused withdrew thousands of dollars on 19 occasions collecting over $91,000 during the months the reported crime took place. Police believe it was an ongoing business altercation.Some crimes seem to be open-and-shut cases. However, in this particular [...]

Man accused of identity theft in New York state2014-04-18T00:00:00+00:00

New York man dies in fatal head-on auto accident

An accident can happen at any time in New York City, especially since the roads are consumed with traffic. Since the roads are usually congested, one must be aware of negligence on the part of other motorists, such as texting and driving and being under the influence. A New York man recently lost his life after being involved in a two-vehicle auto accident.The collision took place in the early morning hours on a recent Tuesday. According to reports, the driver of a Toyota sedan was traveling through an intersection at the time of the accident. Reportedly, the driver of an Infiniti sedan collided head-on with the Toyota, which resulted in tragedy. Medics arrived at the scene of the crash and transported the driver of the Toyota to the hospital for [...]

New York man dies in fatal head-on auto accident2014-04-17T00:00:00+00:00

New City woman accused of drunk driving

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 [...]

New City woman accused of drunk driving2014-04-11T00:00:00+00:00

Distracted driving: not just a problem of cellphones

Anyone with a driver's license in New City should realize that texting behind the wheel is against the law. Of course, there is a reason for this, as texting while driving is incredibly dangerous. Like driving while intoxicated, driving while distracted can cause serious injuries or death. Moreover, just like driving while intoxicated, it should be relatively easy to avoid - drivers can avoid putting themselves in situations where they need to text and drive. That being said, texting is not the only distraction that can cause an accident.Car manufacturers are increasingly using infotainment (combination information and entertrainment) technologies in vehicles. From navigation systems to music players to systems that can read text messages to drivers, there are a number of buttons, touch screens and knobs that need to be [...]

Distracted driving: not just a problem of cellphones2014-04-10T00:00:00+00:00

2 men face drug charges after traffic stop

New York law enforcement officials took two men into custody after they allegedly sold prescription drugs to undercover police officer. Both men, residents of Attica, are accused of selling Hydrocodone on two different occasions in the same day. Cash bail for one of the defendants was set at $10,000. However, the other defendant was denied bail.Police booked the men into the Wyoming County jail after detaining them during a traffic stop. The men were charged with multiple offenses, including fourth degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, fifth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth degree conspiracy. Each charge is a felony offense.Both men in this case could benefit from the services of a criminal defense attorney. Because each of the alleged violations the two have been charged [...]

2 men face drug charges after traffic stop2014-04-04T00:00:00+00:00

Driving while impaired: older drivers more susceptible

When many of us think of impaired or drunk drivers, we often think of teenagers and young adults. We expect that they are relatively inexperienced and have less of an appreciation of the dangers of impaired driving. While younger drivers do compose a significant number of impaired drivers, a new study has found that older drivers are often much more susceptible to becoming impaired after just a single drink. One glass of wine or a bottle of beer is often enough to interfere with drivers over 55's ability to drive safely.Though New York state law says that someone can be arrested for and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (which is different from driving while intoxicated, which requires the driver to have a blood alcohol concentration of at [...]

Driving while impaired: older drivers more susceptible2014-04-01T00:00:00+00:00
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