The New York DUI/DWI Arrest Report is a monthly news report which covers the recent DUI arrests that have made the news. This monthly blog post will mostly cover DUI arrests that have occurred in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Westchester County, and Long Island.
Read below for more information on recent DUI arrests from June 2018 or check out our monthly DUI blog for some of our previous reports.
DUI Arrest For Rookie Jets Player
On June 2, a New York Jets rookie tight end was arrested for DUI when he crashed into another car on a New Jersey state highway in Rockaway Township. According to police, the 22-year-old football player was driving a Nissan Armada at the time of the accident and crashed the vehicle into a Toyota Land Cruiser which needed to be towed away. Both drivers suffered minor injuries and the Jets player took an alcohol breath test at the scene which revealed a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit of .08. The player was released from custody pending a court date and was also issued a summons for careless driving. This has been just one of many problems the football team has been dealing with off the field. The team has seen 7 arrests of their players in the last 13 months!
56-Year-Old Driver Arrested For Drunk Driving After Drinking At Restaurant
A 56-year-old man was pulled over a little before 11 pm on Friday, June 1 on Morse Boulevard and Carrera Drive. He was driving a black Volkswagen that had an expired license plate, which was the reason he was pulled over. The driver stated that the car was a rental and he was unaware of the expired plate but the police reported a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and that he was sweating and had bloodshot eyes. The man said that he had been at the Lighthouse Point Bar & Grille. He failed the field sobriety test he was given and he took two breath tests that he registered a .202 and .201 on. He was arrested and booked on a $5,000 bond.
Trash Truck Driver Arrested For DUI After Hitting Nine Cars
On Saturday, June 9, a trash truck crashed into and ran over nine parked cars and a tree on 60th Street and 19th Avenue in Bensonhurst. The sanitation truck finally ended its destruction by stopping on the front stoop of one of the homes on the street. Police arrived at the scene and had to shoot the driver with a stun gun as he attempted to flee the scene. The 40-year-old driver was arrested and charged with DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, refusing to take a breath test, and resisting arrest.