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New York State Drunk Driving Laws

A devastating accident occurred yesterday, resulting in the death of a man from Queens. He was killed by a drunk driver who crashed his SUV on the Long Island Expressway, according to law enforcement. The drunk driver, aged 39, hit the concrete median of the expressway sending beer bottles into the road. Upon impact, the Queens man was ejected from his car.

The victim was transported to the New York Hospital at Queens but was pronounced dead upon arrival. The drunk driver who caused this accident has since been charged with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated, according to law enforcement officials.

According to the Vehicle and Traffic Laws of the State of New York, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol- this is specifically found in § 1192-2 of the New York Statutes.

According to New York per se driving while intoxicated laws,

Under our law, no person shall operate a motor vehicle while such person has .10 of one per centum or more by weight of alcohol in the person's blood as shown by chemical analysis of such person's blood, breath, urine or saliva.

If, after breath, urine, saliva or blood testing, the driver was found to have consumed alcohol above the legal limit allotted by the state of New York, that person may be arrested by law enforcement when they are involved in an accident. The drunk driving laws in Bronx and throughout New York State are strict in order to protect innocent drivers from being injured by the negligent and reckless actions of others. Unfortunately for the Queens man in this case, he became a victim despite these laws.

If you have been injured as a result of a drunk driver, do not hesitate to call The Law Firm of Steven I. Fried, P.C. toll-free today at 888-517-9958 or locally at 718-509-6520. Our firm will aggressively hold the drunk driver accountable to the fullest extent of the law to recover money for your injuries both physical and emotional. Contact a Bronx car accident attorney from the firm today!

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