New York State Cracks Down on DWI and Traffic Infractions

DWI Arrests and Traffic Tickets Issued

Starting on December 14, 2012 the New York State Police commenced and engaged in a statewide program called 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.'

During the weeks that the program was in place the State Troopers actively patrolled highways and secondary roads in an effort to target and arrest people who were driving while intoxicated (DWI). In many Counties, the State Police set up and manned more than 25 sobriety checkpoints in areas where higher than normal DWI accidents, DWI arrests and traffic tickets have been issued in the past.

Additionally, the troopers were charged with issuing tickets for traffic violations, including speeding, not wearing seat belts or properly restraining children in vehicles, moving violations and other traffic violations.

33,000 total traffic tickets were issued by the State Troopers. More than 10,000 drivers were ticketed for speeding violations, not wearing seat belts or properly restraining children in vehicles.

There were over 500 people arrested and charged with the misdemeanor of DWI.

Experienced and Professional DWI Defense Attorneys

If you or anyone that you know has been arrested and charged for drunk driving in Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Bronx or Putnam County, New York, then you are facing serious penalties, including probation, jail, fines, license suspension, and interlock device installation, that can impact your life for years. An experienced DWI defense attorney may dramatically reduce the probability that you will face such serious consequences.

Contact the DWI defense attorneys at Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP and find out how they can provide you with a personalized legal defense and protect your rights. We will help you understand the drunk driving license implications throughout the pendency of your case and what effect a DWI conviction will have on your driver's license.