A local service that may help intoxicated individuals avoid DWI charges and keep the road safe is gaining popularity in Rockland. Lohud.com reports that in Rockland, partygoers and other individuals just too intoxicated to drive can now get home safely as easily as using a Smartphone app or telephone. The service is called StearClear, and the service offered is a designated driver to pick up intoxicated people—and their vehicles—and bring them safely home. A second car follows the client and designated driver, so the intoxicated individual will wake up to find his or her car in the driveway. Currently, franchisees note that the service is mainly used for those who want to socialize in the suburbs. The cost is higher than a taxi, at $25 per ride plus $2.65 per mile; however that’s a small price to pay to get home safely without violating DWI laws. While Rockland’s STOP-DWI program, which administers funding for additional DWI patrols, especially during holiday weekends, had not hear of StearClear, its coordinator seemed interested in the concept.
Services like StearClear may have prevented some of the DWI charges that occurred this month in New York State. One particularly interesting incident happened on May 18, and involved a man from Connecticut. According to the Southeast-Brewster Patch, Anthony Marable, a 37-year-old man, was arrested after he pulled over on a New York interstate to urinate. New York State Patrol officers observed a vehicle with its hazard lights on and, upon investigation, found Mr. Marable, who advised them that he had stopped to urinate. The officers determined that Mr. Marable was intoxicated and arrested him on DWI charges. Mr. Marable was due in Town of Southeast Court on May 30, 2013.
When services like StearClear are not available, incidents like the case of Mr. Marable can, and do, happen. Furthermore, as in the case of Mr. Marable, officers can arrest a driver even if he or she is not actually driving his or her vehicle. The attorneys at Nave DWI Defense Attorneys have experience dealing with such situations. In one case, People vs. T.B., an Nave DWI Defense Attorneys client was charged with two misdemeanor DWIs when law enforcement officers found him asleep in his car with the heat turned on. The client had decided not to drive home, and chose to sleep in his car until he was sober enough to drive. The client was also a commercial driver and desperately needed to clear the charges against him. Nave DWI Defense Attorneys attorneys fought for the client and obtained letter from witnesses explaining what had happened. Nave DWI Defense Attorneys attorneys presented these to the prosecutor and were able to secure an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, which meant that the charges against the client would be dismissed as long as he kept a clean record for six months. It was a great victory for the client, and enabled him to keep his job.
If you have been charged with violating DWI laws, it is important that you immediately seek out legal counsel to assist you with your case. An experienced DWI attorney can help you navigate the complex legal system and can defend your case. Call the experienced attorneys at Nave DWI Defense Attorneys today at 1-866-792-7800 for a confidential consultation.
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