There is a tough commute in the Albany area today as the Capital Region digs out from a major storm. Be careful on your way to and from work today. Stay safe!
Today’s New York Daily News reports that new “speed camera” devices are being installed around New York City. They can determine a car’s speed, take a picture and send a ticket to the driver. So far, only six cameras have been installed around the city as part of Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” campaign to […]
Major holidays and events like New Year’s, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day inevitably lead to an uptick in the number of arrests for driving while intoxicated and other traffic violations. Last weekend’s Super Bowl was no exception. The Troy Record reports that 21 local drivers were arrested during a Super Bowl DWI sweep between February 3 […]
False Positive? Defendants convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be required to install ignition interlock devices in their cars.The device measures the driver’s breath alcohol content.In the world of ignition interlocks, one of the biggest misnomers is the phrase “false positive.” The ethanol specific fuel cell, which drives the breath alcohol ignition interlock device […]
In Martin Kehoe’s last two posts he wrote about Leandra’s Law in New York State (NYS) and Melanie’s Law in Massachusetts. As stated before, NYS is one of the first states to introduce first-time-offender, mandatory interlocks. The estimate is that there will be almost 25,000 interlocks ordered in NYS during the next year. Compare that to the […]
In many respects this law is among the toughest in the nation. Melanie’s Law set up a state run ignition interlock program on January 1, 2006.
A conviction for any misdemeanor or felony DWI under VTL sections 1192(2),(2-a) or (3), or a conviction for any Penal Law charge that has a violation of those VTL §1192 sections as an essential element, requires a mandatory sentence including the installation of an ignition interlock.
Some hospitals and their ethics committees discriminate against people with disabilities by denying treatment and even food and fluids against the express wishes of patients and their families on the grounds that some health care providers deem their quality of life too poor.
Power is a heady thing; and history shows that the police acting on their own cannot be trusted.
A commentary on hospitals’ duty to protect patients.