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4 nabbed at Hampton Bays DUI checkpoint

Accidents that involve drunk drivers can have serious consequences for all involved. For those who are victims of these accidents, property damage as well as medical expenses can be a result. For those who are arrested for DWI, the fines, fees and possible jail time can be life-altering. Anyone facing these types of charges should seek the advice of a legal professional so a solid defense can be created.

Four people are facing having to create such a defense after they were arrested at a DUI checkpoint at Hampton Bays. The checkpoint took place on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29, and over 250 vehicles passed through the checkpoint between 11 p.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday.

Among those who were stopped and taken into custody include a 24-year-old man from Florida and a 24-year-old man from Southampton who were arrested for driving while intoxicated. A 28-year-old woman from Wading River was also arrested for driving while impaired by drugs. The final arrest was a 25-year-old man from Southampton who was cited for unlawful possession of marijuana.

A DUI checkpoint works by selecting random vehicles and requesting the usual information shared during a routine traffic stop, such as a driver’s license, proof of insurance and car registration. Officers working the checkpoint who become suspicious that a driver might be impaired can then ask the driver to perform a series of sobriety tests. If a driver is deemed to be impaired, law enforcement can take these people into custody. For those who are charged, getting solid advice from an experienced legal professional will help a person create as vigorous a defense as possible.

Source: Examiner.com, “Cops: 4 arrested at DWI checkpoint in Hampton Bays” Mike Balsamo, Dec. 29, 2013