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October 2014 Archives

New York's drug treatment courts

In some cases, individuals charged on drug offenses in New York may be eligible to participate in drug treatment court, which is a drug diversion program. Reportedly, there are 146 courts operating in the state, and they permit certain non-violent drug offenders to have their charges reduced in exchange for participating in court-supervised drug treatment programs.

New York teen faces DWI charges after accident with school bus

Ontario County Sheriff's deputies detained a 17-year-old driver on suspicion of DWI after an Oct. 15 accident involving a Penn Yan School District bus. The incident occurred at about 4 p.m., just after the teen's vehicle purportedly ran a stop sign at the Phelps intersection of Trimble Road and State Route 488.

New York woman facing DWI felony charge after traffic stop

Authorities in New York have reported that a 35-year-old woman accused of driving while intoxicated for the fourth time will face a felony charge. The Palisades resident was taken into custody during the early morning hours of Oct. 17 after being stopped for a traffic violation. A records check revealed that the woman had been convicted of drunk driving in 2004, 2008 and 2009. New York law allows prosecutors to file felony charges against motorists accused of drunk driving when they have had at least one DWI conviction during the past 10 years. After being taken into custody, the woman was transported to a detention facility in South Nyack.

Man sentenced for defrauding Broadway producers

A man in New York was sentenced to 34 months in prison on Oct. 10 after admitting that he had defrauded the producers of a Broadway musical. According to one of the producers who attended the sentencing hearing, "Rebecca - The Musical" was never debuted as a result of the man's actions. After pleading guilty to the white-collar crimes, the accused man was also ordered to pay $68,000 to the play's producers.

Man charged for felony drug possession at dice game

A 22-year-old man in New York was taken into custody while hosting a dice game in a driveway. Syracuse authorities say money was being exchanged during the game, and the man was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance. He was charged for third- and fourth-degree felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and a violation of gambling laws.

New York legislator accused of drunk driving in bicycle crash

Police say that the representative for the 13th district on the Broome County Legislature was drunk when he hit a cyclist with his vehicle in Binghamton and left the scene. The incident allegedly happened after the 49-year-old legislator, who is the son of the DMV commissioner, had been drinking at a bar.

New York man taken into custody on weapons charges

Police say that a 51-year-old man was taken into custody on Oct. 2 at around 6:13 p.m. Authorities initially arrived at a home on Carl Street in Nassau after a report of a man with a gun. When they arrived, the man told police that he had a gun in his house and they could search the home.

Police search house; detain 3 men for drug possession

After police searched a New York home on Sept. 24, they took three men into custody for criminal possession of a controlled substance. The Clarkstown Police Department carried out the search after an investigation was launched into complaints about people selling drugs out of the West Clarkstown Road home.