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 […]
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.
Power is a heady thing; and history shows that the police acting on their own cannot be trusted.