Halloween is tomorrow and it is important to make sure everyone stays safe. One way New York is trying to keep residents safe is by increasing the number of checkpoints throughout the state in an effort to crack down on drunk and distracted drivers. The crackdown began on October 27 and will continue through Wednesday, November 1.
In an effort to stop drunk drivers further, the state encourages residents to use the “Have a Plan” app, which will provide those who plan to drink with a list of taxis and other designated drivers. Not only will state troopers and other local law enforcement work to stop drunk drivers from plaguing the streets, but they will also be giving out more tickets to those that text and drive, speed, and break other rules of the road.
With so many young children out and about on Halloween night, a drunk or distracted driver can cause a serious and even fatal accident. If an intoxicated individual crashes and causes a fatality, they may be charged with vehicular manslaughter in addition to the driving while intoxicated penalties. If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, you are facing serious consequences. It is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can provide you with assistance.
Kevin T. Conway has over 30 years of experience as a Spring Valley criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer, contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.