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