Poughkeepsie (Town), New York
Poughkeepsie (pronounced “puh-KIP-see”) is the name of a town and city in Dutchess County, New York. The town surrounds the city on the north, east, and south. The town is part of the Hudson Valley region and rests on the Hudson River’s east bank. As of March of 2022, the town’s population was 43,910. The town and city of Poughkeepsie are generally viewed as a single place. A number of colleges are located in Poughkeepsie. The town is also home to a large IBM campus.
Traffic Tickets in Poughkeepsie (Town), New York
Officers of the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department conduct traffic patrols in town. They monitor the roads surrounding the city to ensure overall safety. Officers are authorized to conduct traffic stops upon probable cause of a traffic law violation. Their citations are answerable to the Poughkeepsie Town Court. New York State Police and the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department can issue traffic tickets as well. Low level traffic violations are frequently issued in Poughkeepsie. Typical traffic cases in Poughkeepsie include violations for speeding, improper cell phone use, and driving with a suspended license.
Most traffic stops occur on the larger town roads, such as US-9, US-44 (Dutchess Turnpike) and New York State Route 55 (Manchester Road). These roads see a substantial amount of traffic than anywhere else in town. This is because they are the main roads that lead into the heart of the neighboring city. US-9 cuts through town along the west boundary. It runs parallel to the Hudson and passes through the city.
NYS-55 runs east-west through Manchester Bridge and Arlington before reaching the city. As the road approaches Arlington, it merges with the US-44, which enters town from the north-east. US-44 passes through Rochdale and Colonial Heights.
If you received a traffic citation in Poughkeepsie it is highly advised that you consult with a traffic ticket attorney before taking any action. This should be done whether you think you are guilty or not guilty. The Benjamin Goldman Law Office offers consultations to anyone cited in Poughkeepsie.
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