Wednesday evening at about 6 p.m., a two-car accident took place on Route 60 in Dunkirk on the Thruway overpas....
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New York has a couple of different charges that can be used to prosecute people for drinking and driving. The least serious is DWIA, “driving while impaired by alcohol.” If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is between .06 to .07% or you display evidence of impairment but aren’t quite “buzzed” enough to be considered intoxicated yet, you can be charged with DWIA. DWIA is a traffic offense, not a full-blown misdemeanor. Although the penalties are less devastating that a driving while intoxicated charge would be, a DWIA charge is still a huge, costly inconvenience. EVERYONE is lucky to be alive today, not just Brittany. Their are too many people passing away because of reckless drivers.
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The accident was not caused by the influence of alcohol in any means and should not be portrayed in this matter. The pictures tells the TRUE story. Brittany is very lucky to be alive today and it was NOT her fault!!!!!
It is important that the public know the TRUE facts in this incident. The Jeep in the picture was obviously right in the driving lane on RT 60 without flashers on to warn other drivers that the vehicle was stopped. Also, Brittany passed all field sobriety tests and when given the breath test blew .07 which is under the legal limit of .08. Yet the police office still gave her a DWI.
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