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The police department in Seattle has launched a major internal investigation into the alleged mishandling of dozens of DWI cases by members of the department’s DWI Squad. This means some cases will have to be placed on hold while the investigation goes on.

A local attorney made a statement that his criminal division will go over recent and past driving-under-the-influence (DWI) cases to figure out if they may be affected by what might be found during the police investigation, a New York Criminal Lawyer alleges about the case.

Sources familiar with the matter and later confirmed by the department states that there were arrest warrants that weren’t properly filed and investigated.

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A 33-year-old man fought with police about his arrest for driving under the influence at almost 3am March 18 near a busy intersection, revealed a New York Criminal Lawyer.

The man was pulled over after supposedly stopping his car inside the cross streets at a red light and weaving in and out of his lane.

He apparently reeked strongly of alcohol, had bloodshot and glassy eyes and at first told officers he had just a couple of drinks, but then said he had not been drinking and again later said he had a few drinks. He changed his story repeatedly, leading to doubts about his credibility in this case. That and the fact that he could not pass sobriety tests that were given to him over the course of the night.

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A report commented on how a model police detective, a professional with a sterling arrest record and meritorious conduct record, disappointed his community and his co-workers when he was arrested for DWI last week. The detective was arrested after officers noticed his erratic driving while operating an unmarked police vehicle. Charged with drunk driving on Friday night and arrested, the detective was arraigned in Albany court on Monday, but would not comment on his case. The detective is the spokesperson for the local police department and reporters are accustomed to his detailed reports on crimes for which arrests have been made or verdicts been given by the local court.

Residents were not pleased with the conduct of one of their local heroes. Most of their responses had to do with disappointment over the hypocrisy involved in the detective’s behavior. One woman said she was disappointed that the detective had been enforcing laws he couldn’t uphold himself. Another resident commented on how telling it was that the detective refused a breathalyzer test at the time he was stopped. “That says a lot,” was all that one resident had to say about it.

The head of a local action group against drunk driving found a silver lining in the disappointing arrest made Friday night. The activist said that it was encouraging that local law enforcement was willing to arrest “one of their own” because in other counties it is not the case. She went on to say that she hoped the detective had learned his lesson in all of this, and that “He’s lucky he didn’t hit anybody.”

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Law enforcement officials told a New York Criminal Lawyer that a reputable Senator’s son from Illinois pled guilty to driving while intoxicated. The charge was a misdemeanor, but it was enough to embarrass the law maker and cause his son to receive a probation sentence with an order to get treatment for abuse of alcohol. He also received a fine of $1,250. “This was a slap on the wrist,” said one resident to an investigator . Most people think that if the accused was not the son of an Illinois Senator, he would have been charged to the full extent of the law. Many thought that it was a cover up of justice and wished that it would have gone the other way to teach the son a good lesson.

Police indicated that this is not the first time that the Senator’s son has been in trouble with the law. The Police gave the accused a citation that he was changing lanes. It was obviously because he had been drinking and driving while under the influence of alcohol.

All of this happened while he was driving his SUV and coming from a night out in downtown Chicago. It could have been in The Bronx or Brooklyn. When the police tested him, his blood alcohol level was way over the limit allowed legally. The Police told a NY Criminal Lawyer that court records showed that the accused had some run-ins with the law related to the same offense both in 2004 and 2008.

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A North Ridgeville man was recently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, DWI which is his seventh similar charge in the past 25 years. In NYC, this would lead to serious jail time.

The 40-year old North Ridgeville native appears to be expressing regret in regards to his irresponsible actions; DUI’s account for countless deaths across the nation every year. In 1991, the defendant was convicted of his first DUI. Merely a year later he was charged with a further two counts, and three additional counts of DUI around a decade later. This recent charge, his seventh, appears to stem from the recent death of the man’s father, a hardship that led him to this current chargeable offense. A New York City Criminal Lawyer reveals that the defendant expressed sorrow regarding the most recent incident, saying “I know what I’ve done is a very serious offense. Sobriety is my No. 1 priority”. This admittance was directed toward the Huron County Common Pleas Judge during the course of the sentence hearing of the convicted, which occurred on Tuesday March 01.

The Common Pleas Judge was reported to have responded, “Drinking and driving … is too big of a risk for the public”. The judge followed up his decisive comments with decisive action that included a lengthy driver’s license suspension of five years, as well as a monetary fine of $1500. This recent scenario involving the North Ridgeville man began last June, when he was pulled over for driving his vehicle without the use of headlights, while traveling west on U.S. 20, close to the nearby town of Wakeman. The man’s attorney was available for comment: “Since this incident, he has gotten back on track”. The attorney went on to comment upon his client’s foreseeable future: “I believe this (sentencing) will be a positive for him”.

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A Massachusetts man whose license had been revoked due to previous charges of drunk driving fell asleep while being questioned by police, Springfield Police said to NY Criminal Lawyers.

The 34-year-old Springfield man was arrested in Indian Orchard, Mass., early one morning at around 2 a.m.

A Springfield police sergeant told NY Criminal Lawyers that officers observed the suspect pull a BMW into a plaza and park his vehicle next to a dumpster. The car had heavy damage to the front end.

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