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Driver Arrested for DWI after Traveling to New Jersey in Closed Lane of Holland Tunnel

By Hochheiser & Hochheiser LLP  Apr. 23, 2014 3:00p

A 28-year-old man was recently taken into custody and charged with a number of offenses after an incident in the Holland Tunnel. M.P. was in New York City and needed to travel to New Jersey so he made his way to the Tunnel in the early morning hours on Sunday. He reportedly entered the North Tube heading west but chose a lane that was closed. As he arrived at the New Jersey side of the tunnel police attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The officers turned on the cruiser's emergency lights on but the man allegedly ignored the officers and continued toward Route 139. Several other cruisers joined the pursuit and the vehicle finally came to a stop but M.P. apparently refused to exit his vehicle on the officers' orders. Officers eventually approached M.P.'s vehicle, opened the driver's door and took him out of the car. He was arrested after reportedly failing a field sobriety test but reports did not state which test was administered. There was also no information regarding his blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). Reports did state that his eyes were bloodshot and that there was "a strong odor of alcohol on his breath." M.P.'s speech was described as slurred when officers spoke with him. He has been cited for driving a vehicle without registration or insurance and charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, eluding police officers and resisting arrest. If you have been charged with drunk driving or DWI of drugs then you need the help of a criminal defense attorney right away.

Charged with drunk driving in NYC?

New York takes a very aggressive stance on alleged drinking and driving or drugged driving offenses. While most people are familiar with the fact that a driver can be charged with DWI if their BAC is 0.08 percent or higher, many may not be aware that you may be charged with drunk driving even if your BAC is below the legal limit. This is because of the DWAI law—"Driving While Ability Impaired". This law means that an officer may arrest a driver if it is determined that his or her ability to safely drive the vehicle has been impaired by an intoxicant.

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A DWI defense attorney with us at Hochheiser & Hochheiser LLP may be able to help you avoid the serious criminal penalties associated with a DWI conviction. Contact our firm now to schedule a free initial consultation!

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