A 28 year old man was arrested in Amherst, New York after being pulled over by State Troopers on Interstate 290, according to a New York Criminal Lawyer. Sources say that the man was driving his Red Subaru Imprezna erratically and appeared to be intoxicated. He was clocked by police as speeding at 74 mph. Upon investigation of the man, reports the NY Criminal Lawyer, State Troopers also determined that he was driving with a suspended license. The man was given the standard field sobriety tests on the roadside, which determined that he was driving while he was intoxicated. Police arrested the man and took him into custody, where he refused to submit to any other chemical test to verify his level of intoxication. The New York City Criminal Lawyer reports that the man was charged with several different offenses, including violating the speed limit, driving while intoxicated, DWI, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree. All of these charges aside, it is not known whether or not he would have been charged with additional offenses had he submitted to the chemical sobriety tests that were requested of him. The New York Criminal Lawyer went on to say that it is legal to refuse such tests and it is within our legal rights to do so. The man asserted his rights, and though he was still charged with the obvious offenses, no other action could have been taken against him since in that instance. The man is currently scheduled to appear in court on January 19, 2011.
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