Friday, March 13, 2009

New York DWI crackdown under way statewide

From Gannett news:
The second of seven STOP-DWI crackdown periods across New York this year is under way and will continue through St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, the state Department of Motor Vehicles has announced.

During the enforcement wave, state, county and local law enforcement agencies will be out in force, using sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to deter drunk driving and ensure road safety, according to a news release.

Motorists are reminded that driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or higher will put them over the limit and under arrest, the release says.

Obviously, the best way to avoid a DWI arrest or conviction is to not drink and drive.

However, anyone charged with, or questioned regarding, an alcohol-related motor vehicle offense should immediately contact an attorney to review their rights.