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St. Patrick’s Day DWI Crackdown in New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that state and local law enforcement agencies across New York will be stepping up patrols to crack down on impaired driving for St. Patrick’s Day. The enforcement campaign will run through Sunday, March 21. This special traffic enforcement detail is designed to reduce alcohol and drug-related traffic crashes. It Read More

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Understanding The New York Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT) during Covid-19

The Desk Appearance Ticket (DATs) has increased in use and significance since the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Desk Appearance Ticket was generally utilized in the Nassau and Suffolk Counties of New York (pre-pandemic) for minor charges and violations and by the New York State Police for DWIs and DUIs. Through necessity, the DATs role has been expanded Read More

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Even on Valentine’s Day, No matter what day it is, no one loves a drunk driver

Updated 1 hour ago Valentine’s Day a “drinking holiday”? Actually yes! Many people would never guess it; except for the police shown in the high DWI/DUI arrest stats each year. How could this possibly happen? First date jitters? Couples getting a break away from the kids? Drinking away a failed relationship? The reasons could go Read More

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New Year’s Resolution for 2021: Responsible Driving when Drinking

Driving while under the influence of alcohol puts everyone on the road at risk. Protect yourself and your loved ones by always avoiding alcohol when you drive. Every holiday party starts with planning, and you should apply that same mindset before getting on the highway. If you decide to drink, plan ahead to have a Read More

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New Years Eve 2020 Alert

It’s New Year’s Eve 2020, which is typically one of the biggest party days of the year as everyone rings in a new year. But, once again health officials are urging everyone celebrate smart and avoid large gatherings during the pandemic. Local law enforcement said they will be busy working to keep everyone safe who Read More

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The History of Drunk Driving and the Drunkometer.

According to the History Channel’s “THIS DAY IN HISTORY” – September 10, 1897, a 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for Drunk Driving after slamming his cab into a building. Smith later pleaded guilty and was fined 25 shillings. In the United States, the first laws against operating Read More

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MARCH MADNESS or DWI/DUI Madness?

When March Madness College Basketball season is here you can almost bet that fans will be “tipping up” at parties with cocktails, beer, vodka shots and some will have drugs like pot (marijuana), Meth, Oxy, Coke (cocaine) and mixtures of both. Not surprising, many March Madness fans were more likely to binge drink/drug at parties Read More

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Valentines a Drinking Holiday? Suprisingly, Yes

Polls show Valentine’s Day ranks #3 for the highest holiday DUI/DWI arrests. The trends for VDay are almost polar opposite in motive. Some go out on dates hoping for new love, while others are out with friends to drink their Xs away. VDay specials will often give a free bottle of wine with dinner. Other Read More

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A DUI is a personal Fumble on Super Bowl Sunday 2020

Amid the Super Bowl 2020 parties, big $ commercials and Super Bowl puppies, it’s also worth noting that Super Bowl Sunday one of the biggest drinking days of the year. Incidents of driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) can spike, and police departments nationwide are cracking down with DUI checkpoints and education campaigns. Here are facts Read More

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New Year’s Eve Celebration without Incarceration: Avoid a DWI/DUI on the “Amateur Night” known as New Years Eve.

Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve Celebration without Incarceration: Avoid a DWI/DUI on the “Amateur Night” known as New Years Eve. For people of all ages, New Year’s Eve plans are often last-minute arrangements. This uncertainty can lead to reckless decisions that end in disaster, like driving without a designated driver. This year, make your Read More

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