Agriculture plays a significant role in the economy of the state of New York. Grapes and apples are both significant crops in the state and a large workforce is required to maintain and, in particular, to harvest the fruit. Long hours are needed to bring in the crops and prepare them for market. Until recently, farmworkers were not covered under workers' compensation law.
The 4th of July is a time for celebrating the nation's independence and the summer season in New York and around the country. Hot dogs, apple pie and fireworks are considered by many to be the essential ingredients of a successful holiday. Facing charges for DWI would probably not be considered in that list.