First-Time DUI Offenders Allowed to Drive During 30-Day Suspension

Drunk driving is a reckless crime, and 100 percent preventable. In Evanston, Illinois, first-time DUI offenders will now be eligible for restricted driving privileges if they register to have breathalyzers installed in their vehicles within a 30-day suspension period. The new law came into effect this year, on January 1st. Breathalyzers are used to measure [...]

2019-06-04T21:35:51-06:00June 1st, 2016|

Refusing a Breathalyzer Could Land You a Misdemeanor

Lawmakers in the state of Florida are proposing a bill that would make refusing a breathalyzer test illegal. This law would make it so that anyone who is pulled over and asked to take a breathalyzer would be charged with a misdemeanor if they decline. Even those who have not had a drop of alcohol could [...]

2019-06-04T21:35:51-06:00May 25th, 2016|

Spongebob Squarepants Actor Faces DUI Charges from January

We’ve all seen or heard of Spongebob Squarepants, “who lives in a pineapple under the sea.” The hit Nickelodeon animated series debuted in the United States in 1999 after nearly a decade of creation. On the popular series, SpongeBob SquarePants is a yellow sponge who lives in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom with [...]

2019-06-04T21:35:51-06:00May 18th, 2016|

NFL Quarterback Vince Young Arrested for DUI in January

In January, former NFL quarterback, Vince Young, was arrested and charged for driving drunk in Austin, Texas. He was first spotted when it took him nearly ten seconds to begin driving after the street light where he was stopped turned green According to reports from the Travis County jail, the 32-year-old former University of Texas [...]

2019-06-04T21:35:51-06:00May 11th, 2016|

Woman Arrested in Driveway for DWI

Convenience store clerks called police when an Albuquerque woman was caught drunk driving in her own driveway. Bernalillo County deputies say 35 year-old Jane Chavez has three previous DWI’s as well as a history of arrests for domestic violence and child abuse. Chavez was trying to buy Liquor at the Circle K in South Valley [...]

2018-08-30T23:51:38-06:00May 4th, 2016|

Virginia Beach Police Officer Arrested for DUI

Even those with the best intentions, make mistakes sometimes. Virginia Beach Police Sergeant, Margaret Hobbs, learned this lesson the hard way last month, when she was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI.) Prosecutors say Hobbs was found driving drunk with two young children, ages two and five in the vehicle. Her blood alcohol content [...]

2019-06-04T21:35:51-06:00April 27th, 2016|

Drowsy Driving Kills Thousands

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol has long been a safety argument among state and federal courts. The illegal act of driving while impaired in some fashion has been shown to result in hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Organizations like MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving - release annual statistics and [...]

2019-06-04T21:35:51-06:00April 20th, 2016|

His DWI Was Caught On Camera, But He Was Let Go

According to the official Code of Ethics adopted by the International Association of Chief of Police, the law is expected to be enforced, “without fear or favor.” An Investigation by KARE 11 News in Minnesota uncovered evidence that some of the state’s police officers follow the unwritten rule known as “Professional Courtesy.” This is the [...]

2018-08-30T23:58:20-06:00April 13th, 2016|

A Look at DUI Legislation Loopholes in Mississippi

Following the death of two teens in a drunk driving accident in Marshall County last year, Mississippi Senator, David Parker began searching for loopholes in the state’s DUI laws. Every state is different, but in Mississippi, Parker found that it is simple to move first offense DUI’s through the court system, because consequence is usually [...]

2019-06-04T21:35:52-06:00April 6th, 2016|

Kansas Overturns Existing Breathalyzer Law

Under Kansas state law, drivers used to be required to take a blood, breath or urine test for the purpose of determining blood alcohol content (BAC), if arrested for DUI. The Kansas “implied consent” law was enforced with any driver, with the understanding that anyone driving on public roads in Kansas can be pulled over [...]

2018-08-30T23:59:30-06:00March 30th, 2016|
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