On June 14, New York authorities arrested a Fairfield County man for allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content level that was twice the legal limit. The incident occurred in Harrison at around 12:40 a.m.
According to media accounts, New York State Police troopers observed the defendant, a 32-year-old Danbury resident, commit multiple traffic violations as he was driving on I-287. They executed a traffic stop and determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. They took him into custody and transported him to the police barracks in New Rochelle. Once there, officers tested him for alcohol impairment and found that he had a blood alcohol content level of .18, which is more than double the legal limit of .08.
As a result of his high blood alcohol content level reading, the defendant has been charged with misdemeanor aggravated driving while intoxicated. He has also been issued several citations for vehicle and traffic violations. He is scheduled to appear at a hearing in the Town of Harrison Court on July 14.
Individuals facing drunk driving charges might need the immediate assistance of an attorney familiar with DWI and criminal defense cases. The attorney could carefully review the defendant’s case and ensure that his or her rights are protected throughout the legal process. The attorney could also work to develop a strong defense against the DWI allegations. For example, studies have shown that many alcohol breath test devices are unreliable, meaning that it may be possible to dispute the accuracy of the defendant’s test results and get the charges dropped. Even if the case moves forward, it might be possible to negotiate a plea deal that reduces the charges in exchange for the defendant’s guilty plea. This could lead to a lighter sentence.