If you receive a charge for reckless driving, you are dealing with serious consequences. New York treats reckless driving as a criminal offense, not a mere traffic violation punishable with a ticket. A conviction may hit you with jail time, hefty fines and a revocation of your license.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a bad idea. After all, New York has strict penalties for drunk driving. Fortunately, driving your car after consuming a few beers or cocktails is something you never have to do. If you find yourself beside the road in the middle of a DWI stop, though, you may think refusing to take a breath test is a good option. It usually is not.