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EMERGING FROM LOCKDOWN

The past 14 months have taken a toll on all of us. I hope that all are healthy. As society emerges from lockdown, we are faced with a myriad of new issues. It must be cautioned that while the lockdown and the resulting slowdown have affected the court system the system is coming back quickly. 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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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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It’s Drunksgiving (Thanksgiving Eve) – Watch out!

                      During Thanksgiving, it’s almost a requirement that copious amounts of alcohol are consumed around friends, family, and well, anyone else who happens to be in your direct vicinity. So, to extend some of that cheer to other parts of the week, Drunksgiving (Thanksgiving Eve) was created. Read More

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Happy Labor Day Weekend! Family, friends, food – what’s not to like?…hmmm – a DWI arrest 

Happy Labor Day Weekend! I hope it is a fun and safe time for all! Family, friends, food – what’s not to like?  Well even though we all want to have a blast before the Summer of 2019 is over, here is the deal on Drunk Driving, Drugging and Driving and Drug Possession for cocaine, Read More

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Labor Day 2019 – Starting now: Law enforcement will be conducting additional patrols

Beginning now –  Friday, August 16 2019, through September 4, 2019 (Labor Day weekend), law enforcement will be conducting additional patrols to reduce end of summer drunk driving for the end of Summer 2019. Police enforcement agencies will be concentrating on getting people not to drive and drive or be under the influence of illegal Read More

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“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” 2019 Memorial Day Campaign in New York: ALERT: 2019 Memorial Day DUI Checkpoint Enforcement in Nassau and Suffolk County

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign in New York: ALERT: 2019 Memorial Day DUI Checkpoint Enforcement in Nassau and Suffolk County and all of New York is in full effect (and nation-wide). This includes BOATS. Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) applies to boat operators with a BAC of at least 0.08%. The New York DMV Read More

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Statistics about Memorial Day weekend DWI/DUIs

Since 1868, Memorial Day has been the day we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen-women, and marines who did not return home from war. Not to be confused with Veteran Day which celebrates all who served in the armed forces, thus alive or who have passed away. But Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial first Read More

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