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November 2014 Archives

What are the different alcohol/drug-related violations?

Like other states, New York takes intoxicated driving very seriously. The penalties for the different alcohol- and drug-related offenses, however, vary widely in severity depending upon a number of different factors, including the amount of alcohol or drugs in the accused person's system and whether or not he or she has prior drug or alcohol convictions.

New York City police charge reality TV star with drunk driving

Police in New York City have reported that reality television star Buddy Valastro was taken into custody in the early morning hours of Nov. 13 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Valastro did not enter a plea to drunk driving charges at an arraignment hearing later in the day, and he was subsequently released. The New Jersey resident shot to fame as the star of the reality television show 'Cake Boss," which follows events at his Hoboken bakery.

2 men arrested on drug charges in New York

Two men in New York were arrested for drug possession after they were pulled over for a routine traffic stop on Nov. 13. State police pulled a pickup truck over on Evergreen Street in Lancaster for failure to use a turn signal and driving with no license plate lamp. A 30-year-old former substitute teacher was driving, and a 20-year-old man was riding as a passenger. According to police, the driver claimed to be a substitute teacher and wrestling coach at Rush-Henrietta School District.

NY troopers allege man tried to eat BAC results

A man who had already been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated reportedly was arrested on additional charges after he reportedly attempted to eat his Breathalyzer results. According to state troopers, the incident occurred at the state police barracks located in Tarrytown on Nov. 2.

New York police say man tried to eat DWI test results

State authorities reported that a man tried to eat the results of his drunk-driving test after police detained him for allegedly speeding on Nov. 2. According to the New York State Police, troopers stopped the 40-year-old man at about 5:30 a.m. on Interstate 95 and took him into custody after determining that he was impaired.

DWI penalties in New York

In the state of New York, there are a number of different charges associated with drunk driving. For example, someone driving with a blood alcohol content of at least .18 percent may be charged with aggravated DWI. Even if a driver's BAC is less than .08 percent, a driver may still be charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol. An impaired driver under the age of 21 could be charged under the Zero Tolerance Law if his or her BAC is between .02 and .07 percent.

Man accused of running drug website to be transferred to New York

According to authorities, a 26-year-old computer programmer was taken into police custody in San Francisco on Nov. 5 on suspicion of resurrecting a website known for selling illegal drugs. The site was initially shut down in October 2013 and was allegedly resurrected by the 26-year-old man in December 2013.

Weapon laws in New York

New York residents may benefit from learning more about the state laws prohibiting the use of dangerous weapons as described in Section 265.35. People caught using a dangerous weapon to hunt within city limits may be charged with a class-A misdemeanor. Several other scenarios described in the section could lead to someone receiving a class-A misdemeanor for a weapons offense.