Police say that a 64-year-old man was under the influence of alcohol while driving a limo carrying family members to Long Island from JFK Airport in New York City on Sept. 20. As he approached an accident scene at Sunrise Highway in Sayville, police told him to pull over as he had been driving erratically. However, the man drove another half-mile before finally pulling over according to police.
When an officer finally made contact with the driver, two vodka bottles were discovered in the front seat of the vehicle. The five passengers in the limo included a 22-month-old baby, his parents and grandparents. He was charged with and plead not guilty to driving while intoxicated as well as endangering the welfare of a child. The man was expected to post bail sometime on the 21st according to his attorney.
Individuals who are charged with driving while intoxicated may wish to contact an attorney as soon as possible. In some cases, simply being charged may result in termination by an employer or having a vehicle impounded. An attorney may be able to review the case to help a driver obtain the most favorable possible outcome.
An attorney may argue that a driver did not have a blood alcohol content above the legal limit or that any test that gave such a result was flawed. It may also be possible to question a police report or the police officer who made the decision to charge the driver. Any discrepancies between the police report and officer testimony may raise reasonable doubt as to what actually happened during the traffic stop and lead to charges being dropped or reduced.