Two DWI Arrests in Binghamton Over the Holiday Weekend

In two separate incidents, Binghamton, residents were charged with DWIs.

Wrong-lane driver
As reported in, Daniel Sorensen, 30, was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) on July 4, 2013. Broome County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly noticed Mr. Sorenson driving in the wrong lane on the evening of Independence Day. When stopped, he allegedly refused to take a field sobriety test. In addition to the DWI, Mr. Sorenson was charged with unsafe lane movement and refusal of a field sobriety test. According to the sheriff’s department he was released after the issuance of tickets. He is set to appear in court at a later date.

One-car, car crash
Another story that appeared in discusses the early morning July 7, 2013 car crash on Carman Road in Broome County. Sheriff’s deputies received calls about the single vehicle incident and responded to the scene. Law enforcement suspected that the driver, Sandy Yezzi, 44, might have been under the influence of alcohol while driving her vehicle. She was charged with DWI, unsafe lane movement and refusal of a field sobriety test. Ms. Yezzi was issued tickets and will appear in court regarding the charges at a later date.

Tournament of Champions
The 2013 STOP-DWI (Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated) softball Tournament of Champions is on from July 12th through the 14th at the BAGSAI softball complex in Binghamton, New York.

STOP-DWI was enacted in 1981 by the New York’s legislature to give local counties self-empowering programs wherein the local governments strive to reduce and deter the incidents of DWIs. The program is self-sustaining and is funded by fines paid by those convicted of DWIs.

There are several different components to the program, including an educational and public awareness piece. As part of an effort to advance healthy lifestyles in the younger generations, an annual softball tournament is held. This will be the 13th annual tournament. The event is held in the Town of Dickinson. Eighty-five teams are scheduled to compete in the event. The teams include top female athletes from across the country and are Class “A” and Gold 18-under fast pitch and 16-under as well.

In addition to the softball tournament, STOP-DWI sponsors an annual high school boys’ basketball tournament, a major cycling event and a 5K run.

Binghamton DWI Attorney
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