Most people have a difficult time resisting a drink of alcohol when they go to a party. Sometimes, they go overboard and drink too much. Other times, they toe the line and stay sober enough to drive. Still, regardless of whether they were drinking or not, every driver is at risk of getting arrested and accused of drunk driving in the State of New York. In some cases, these arrests are inappropriate and the driver is innocent.
In a recent drunk driving case, police in Delaware County say that they pulled over a man who was driving his car at a speed of 101 miles per hour. After pulling the man over, officers claim that they tested him to have a blood alcohol content of .2 percent, which is more than double the legal limit.
Police further allege that the 26-year-old driver threatened them after they pulled him over. He made “numerous physical threats toward troopers and their family members,” an officer alleged.
Ultimately, police charged the man with a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated (DWI), first-degree harassment and reckless driving. Later, his arraignment took place in Sidney Town Court and he was transferred to Delaware County jail. The court set his bail at $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash. As of the latest news reports, he did not post bail but remained in jail pending his next court action.
If you were accused of drunk driving like the individual in the instant case, you may want to plan a careful criminal defense against the charges. Even if you’re not able to achieve a verdict of not guilty, you might be able to get your punishments reduced in the event of a conviction.