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New York DWI News of the Week


What follows is a list of some of the interesting New York DWI news of the week for June 4, 2010 to June 11, 2010:

  • The New York State Court of Appeals rendered a decision in People v. Ballman, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 04870, (June 10, 2010). The issue, and resolution was recorded as follows: “This appeal raises the issue whether Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1192 (8) allows an out-of-state conviction occurring prior to November 1, 2006 to be considered for purposes of elevating a charge of driving while intoxicated from a misdemeanor to a felony. We hold that it does not.” Click here for the full text of the decision.
  • Binghamton Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo urged the New York State Legislature to support her bill which would help fund Leandra’s Law by redirecting surcharge money from the General Fund to STOP-DWI Programs. According to, the bill proposes that the STOP-DWI program would monitor the ignition interlock device requirement aspect of Leandra’s Law, which will take effect in August. Some New York counties are already expressing implementation-funding concerns.
  • An example of a case where the first prong of Leandra’s Law, which created enhanced penalties for DWI with a child in the car, was probably charged is this Long Island arrest involving a woman who was pulled over with a baby in the vehicle.
  • In Long Island, one allegedly drunk driver crashed into another allegedly drunk driver.
  • Several people were charged with DWI at a Dave Matthews Band concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

If you have been arrested or for more information on DWI, seek the advice of experienced DWI attorneys in the Greater New York City area.

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