New York Teen Charged With DWI After Being Involved In Accident

by William Mattar | May 30th, 2012

May 30, 2012

Experts say that two of the leading causes of fatal motor vehicle accidents among teenagers are speed and alcohol, and both played a part in an accident that involved a teen in Clarence, New York. According to the Buffalo News, the crash happened around 11:50 p.m. at the intersection of Roll and Harris Hill roads.

New York State Police said that the 18-year-old male driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a turn, lost control, and crashed into a building. When troopers arrived at the scene, they detected a smell of alcohol on the teen and administered a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was taken into custody and administered a breathalyzer test at police headquarters that registered his blood alcohol level at .18 percent, more than double the legal limit for of-age motorists.

He now faces charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI), as well as speeding and failing to stop for a stop sign. The teen will likely receive a suspended jail sentence, a suspended license, as well as thousands in fines and fees.

The New York City Car Accident Attorneys at the William Mattar Law Offices know that the summer months mean teens will be hitting the road for vacations and other commitments. That is why the firm asks that parents discuss the dangers of drinking and driving to help prevent a New York car accident.