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.
According to reports, officers had stopped the man while he was driving on Interstate 95 around 5:30 a.m. The troopers originally pulled him over for allegedly speeding. When they began talking with the man, they believed he was possibly intoxicated and placed him under arrest.
After being transported to Tarrytown, the 40-year-old Connecticut man was administered a Breathalyzer test at the barracks. Law enforcement officials assert that the man snatched the results while they were in the process of printing and attempted to eat them. He was then charged with tampering with evidence and obstruction in addition to the DWI charge. There is no word on whether he was released or if he was being held in jail on the charges.
When people are accused of drunk driving, they may benefit by seeking the help of a criminal defense attorney. An attorney can help devise a good defense strategy for the charges. There are possible defenses available in drunk driving cases that depend on the individual facts and circumstances of a case. Even in situations in which a Breathalyzer is used to show a blood alcohol concentration above .08 percent, it is still possible to challenge the results. In some cases, there are also constitutional issues with the manner in which the police made the stop.
Source: abc News, “NY troopers arrest man for trying to eat DWI test“, November 04, 2014