After a 911 call was placed, a man was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. A trucker was the one who placed the call, reports a New York Criminal Lawyer. The trucker said that the SUV was driving erratically and the truck driver felt that the driver of the SUV was obviously under the influence.
The driver’s SUV was smoking as the driver sporadically changed lanes, directions and speeds. The trucker driver attempted to avoid a collision with the other vehicle. The driver of the SUV also crossed the center line and drove into oncoming traffic. At one point the trucker was forced to drive on the shoulder to avoid the SUV as the SUV attempted to pass the trucker. The trucker driver felt that the SUV was endangering the lives of the other drivers on the road.
Within a few minutes, police responded to the trucker’s call and attempted to arrest the driver of the SUV. At the time the police responded, the driver of the smoking SUV had pulled over to the side of the road of his own accord. According to the police, the driver initially resisted arrest. The police report also states that the driver had exhibited signs of a possible DWI at the time of arrest.
A second trucker also witnessed the events and confirmed the accounts of the first trucker who placed the 911 call. At the time of the incident, the two truckers were communicating via radio discussing the situation. Though no one was hurt in the incident, the driver faces criminal charges of driving under the influence and later resisting arrest. A Staten Island Criminal Lawyer advised that the defendant plead not guilty to the charges against him.
The evidence and witness would make this a difficult case to defend. The existence of two eye witnesses may be an especially difficult obstacle to overcome in defending the case. At this point, a trial date for the driver had not been set and no further updates were available.
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