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Drunk driver must pay $16,643 reimbursement for destroyed tree

When a person is convicted of drunk driving involving an accident,  he or she will have to compensate all victims who sustained property damage from the collision.  A former professional basketball star learned that lesson recently when a New York City trial court judge pointed out to the defendant's lawyer that the man still owes for the 20-foot tall honey locust tree that he pulverized. The tab that the drunk driver will have to pay for the tree is $16,643, according to the court's finding.

Impaired driving charged in fatal Sag Harbor accident

When a driver allows his or her vehicle to leave the road and crash into a pole or tree, there is usually negligent driving involved. If there are no other vehicles involved, it is likely that the driver was guilty of impaired driving, distraction, falling asleep or some other careless mistake. If there was a passenger who was killed in the crash, the driver will most likely be liable for civil damages to the decedent's estate under New York law, generally for the economic value of that loss of life.

Police, MADD join in red ribbon drive against drunk driving

The Fatality Analysis Reporting System reports that 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2013 were due to drunk driving causes. The New York State Police have joined hands with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to wage a red ribbon campaign in the state this holiday season. The ribbons are being given out to remind people about the ominous hazards of drunk driving, particularly over the party-filled holidays.

Firefighter charged with drunk driving and negligent homicide

When a drunk driver causes personal injury to others in a vehicle accident in New York, he or she will usually be liable for the damages suffered by those injured. Any claim made by an injured party for civil damages is separate and apart from the criminal prosecution of the defendant for drunk driving. However, some of the evidence relating to the criminal prosecution may be admissible in the civil case to establish the defendant's recklessness and as justification for a possible award of punitive damages.

Liberalized marijuana laws raise questions of impaired driving

Although two states have legalized marijuana, and several others, including New York, are on the path to try and do so, it is far from decided whether marijuana legalization will have a significant impact on traffic accidents and deaths. The studies remain divided and no medical consensus exists. In fact, a few tests have even reported no increase of impaired driving when people operate vehicles high.

New York passenger died in accident by alleged drunk driver

New York residents may not be aware that almost one-third of all fatal accidents on the roads are the result of people driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A drunk driver often acts irresponsibly by speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. Their reactions are sometimes slower than that of sober drivers and prevent them from reacting to traffic signals and emergency situations properly.

New York fireman driving under the influence injures 2

Several agencies are entrusted with keeping our communities safe. Unfortunately, those called to serve and protect do not always live up to that commitment. Recently, a New York firefighter suspected of driving under the influence caused a serious pedestrian accident that left two victims injured.

Alleged drunk driver causes critical injuries in New York crash

Most people are aware that if they are intoxicated and choose to get behind the wheel of a car, they are endangering themselves and others. Yet reports of drunk driving accidents are still constantly in the news. In a recent New York accident, an alleged drunk driver slammed into another vehicle that was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 287. The 22-year-old man, who is from a neighboring state, is in custody in lieu of $100,000 bond as he awaits a hearing for charges of drunk driving and vehicular assault.

Queens grandma dies in hit-and-run, alleged drunk driver arrested

A car accident often feel like a chance happening – a bad luck of the draw and at the very least, an inconvenience. Many drivers hit the roads every morning in New York and with any luck, get home safely by night. Unfortunately, on any given day, somebody will be made a victim as a result of a car accident.

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