Rockland County DWI Continues Epidemic Of Wrong Way Drivers

From June through July, 2008, three local residents were charged with DWI due to driving the wrong way on major roadways. On June 1, 2008, Eastchester resident Kathleen Beaton was charged with a Rockland County DWI for driving the wrong way on the Tappan Zee Bridge from Westchester to Rockland County. Her blood alcohol content (BAC) was alleged to be .20, which is more than double the legal limit. On September 29, 2008, Ms. Beaton pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated, which is a misdemeanor with a one year revocation of her driver’s license and with potential fines of as much as $2,500. Beaton is scheduled to be sentenced in Grand View Village Court on October 22, 2008.

On July 1, 2008, Nabil Zidan of Mohegan Lake allegedly drove southbound on the northbound Taconic State Parkway in New Castle with a blood alcohol level of 0.17 percent. Zidan was charged in a Westchester County DWI, and is due in New Castle Town Court on October 16, 2008.

On June 13, 2008, Kevin Lyons of Rye allegedly drove eastbound on the westbound side of I-287 and collided with a tractor-trailer. Lyons’ BAC was determined to be 0.26, more than 3 times the legal limit. Mr. Lyons was charged with a Westchester County Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, and is due in Harrison Town Court on October 3, 2008.

If you or a loved one have been charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI, driving while under the influence of drugs, or a refusal to take a chemical test, contact The Law Office Of Mark A. Siesel online, or at (914) 428-7386 to discuss your rights and options in a free consultation, and to retain an aggressive, experienced attorney who will zealously and tirelessly represent you.