The stress of his son’s death may have caused a grieving father to go too far in a recent traffic incident, established New York Criminal Lawyers.
The distressed father, whose son was killed on his motorcycle last spring by a driver accused of running a red light, has temporarily lost his license after being charged with driving drunk, New York Criminal Lawyers explained.
After a field sobriety test and finally a blood test, the man’s blood alcohol level tested well beyond the legal limit, according to police reports.
The man was allegedly tailgating and harassing a 16-year-old girl, who filed a complaint at the police station shortly after the incident. After being arrested, the man claimed the 16-year-old girl ran the same red light as the driver, who killed his son, which led to his abnormal behavior.
The man’s license was suspended after he was charged with DUI and other offenses, according to New York City Criminal Lawyers. The grieving father did not enter a plea. Additional details are not available until further investigation is complete.
The driver, who killed the man’s son, had multiple repeat traffic violations before he was charged with running the red light. The unnecessary death led to a new state law cracking down on drivers with multiple traffic offenses.
Repeat offenders are given stronger sentences and heavier fines according to court records and traffic violations have gone down slightly since then.
The grieving father was not available for comment when reporters called his home for answers.
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