One New York woman accused of speeding in a school zone is also accused of driving with a suspended license at the time. Yorktown police said that the 29-year-old woman was pulled over on Dec. 20, 2018, and accused of driving over 15 mph, the posted speed limit in the school zone. The Peekskill woman was identified via a state learner’s permit that she had in her possession. However, when looking further into her identity, police say that they learned that her driver’s license was suspended. Reportedly, her license was suspended twice, once for failing to pay a driver’s responsibility assessment and once for driving while impaired.
The woman was arrested and taken to the local police department. She is now facing a number of charges, including speeding in a school zone and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both of which are traffic violations. She is also accused of aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor charge. After her arrest, she was released later that day on her own recognizance. She was ordered to reappear in the Justice Court in Yorktown on Jan. 22, 2019.
People who receive a speeding ticket, especially in less precarious circumstances, may be tempted to just pay the ticket and move on. However, challenging a traffic ticket can help people to protect their driving records and insurance rates. While one ticket may not seem like a major problem, drivers who receive a second ticket in one year may face escalated insurance premiums and penalty fines.
Individuals who are accused of traffic violations might turn to a traffic ticket defense lawyer to fight the charges. By working with an attorney, a client may be able to beat a ticket, minimize points assessed or reduce the fines assessed for the violation.
Source: Daily Voice, “Woman Caught Speeding Through School Zone Had Suspended License, Yorktown Police Say“, Valerie Musson, 12/25/2018