According to authorities with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a woman who was allegedly drunk attempted to apply for a job as a driver on Dec. 17. Reportedly, the woman’s blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit for driving in the state of New York.
The 50-year-old woman reportedly drove to a county office that had been advertising a position as a driver. The office is part of a social service agency. The staff there reportedly believed the woman was intoxicated and requested that she leave the premises. The agency then notified law enforcement officers of their concerns, and an officer responded.
The officer alleged that approximately 15 minutes after the woman had left on foot, she returned to the parking lot and attempted to drive away in a truck. The officer prevented the woman from doing so and then tested her for alcohol. It was at that time the officer determined that she was intoxicated and she was placed under arrest. The woman had reportedly tried to apply as a Meals on Wheels driver in Fort Edwards.
People who are accused of drunk driving have a right to defend against the allegations against them. Even when the charges seem likely to lead to a conviction, a criminal defense attorney may be able to help by securing a plea to a lesser offense or to a non-jail alternative sentence, such as probation. In some cases, an attorney may be able to review the evidence held in connection with a case and determine that a vehicle stop was made without reasonable suspicion to believe the person had committed a crime. In that event, the attorney may choose to fight the case through motions hearing and jury trial in order to advocate on his or her client’s behalf.
Source: WHAM, “Woman seeking driving job charged with DWI”, December 20, 2014