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New York driver pleads not guilty to drunk driving charges

A drunk driving charge is not to be taken lightly, especially if it is compounded by other charges. That is why it's so critical that any drunk driving case be fairly considered from all angles. One case that has just hit the papers in New York has resulted in a "not guilty" plea by the defendant, who is accused of driving while intoxicated as well as potentially being charged with other crimes.

The incident occurred early on a weekend morning when the male driver's vehicle hit a female who was on her newspaper route. Sources indicate that she at her parked vehicle when the male driver hit a different car that was parked nearby, and then hit her car. The woman was declared dead by medical personnel at the crash scene.

After the series of collisions, the male driver was deemed to be injured and was taken to receive treatment at a local hospital. At some point afterwards, he was charged with drunk driving. At his arraignment, his "not guilty" plea was in response to a misdemeanor charge in addition to a drinking while intoxicated violation. He is currently being detained after not posting a cash bail or bond.

Though he has not formally been charged with the death of the pedestrian by New York authorities, evidence will be examined to determine whether or not he should be. At this point, it will be important for everyone involved in the case to take a step back and carefully reconstruct what happened. Though it is tragic that a life was lost, it isn't a reason to draw an inevitable conclusion that the male driver who has been charged with drunk driving is already guilty.

Source: 27east.com, UPDATE: Driver In Fatal Crash Pleads Not Guilty To DWI, Held On $250,000 Bail, Shaye Weaver, Jan. 5, 2014

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