New York State Police troopers charged a truck driver with drunk driving after an accident on the Wantagh State Parkway in East Meadow on March 8. Police say that the 29-year-old Georgia man hit an overpass at the Hempstead Turnpike while driving southbound in his tractor-trailer. The accident was reported at around 10:40 p.m.
When police arrived at the scene of the accident, they reportedly found pieces of the accused man’s truck that had been scattered along the shoulder of the road. Shortly afterwards, police discovered the rest of the truck and its driver. While investigating the crash scene and the driver, police decided that they believed the truck driver was under the influence of alcohol and arrested him.
The accused man was taken into police custody and handed a charge for driving while intoxicated. After his charge was processed, the man was released from custody with an order to appear in the Nassau County First District Court on March 18. The man’s tractor-trailer was towed from the scene of the accident.
After being involved in a traumatic motor vehicle accident, a driver may display some unusual behaviors such as an unsteady gate or unclear speech. These behaviors could give police a reason to charge the driver for suspected drunk driving. A criminal defense attorney may be able to help a person who is facing a drunk driving charge to argue that police do not have enough scientific evidence to prove their case. Even if police have a breath or blood test, an attorney may argue that flaws in the testing process make the results inadmissible.